Installing eDirectory 8.8 SP5 Patch 3 on SLES 10 SP3 results in "This is not a supported platform"

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eDirectory 8.8 SP5
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3


Though SLES 10 SP3 is a supported platform for eDirectory 8.8 SP5 when nds-install is run the following error is seen, 
" Warning: This is not a supported platform for eDirectory 8.8.5. Please refer  to NOVELL Documentation for information on supported platforms. Do you want to Continue  '[y/n/q] ?  "


When the eDirectory 8.8 SP5 install is run a series of checks is performed to determine the eligibility of the platform being used.  Unfortunately this check incorrectly fails for SLES 10 SP3 even though it is a supported platform.  Simply respond " yes " to the question and the install will proceed.
Novell supports eDirectory 8.8 SP5 on the latest support packs of those versions of Linux (SLES and RedHat) it has been documented to work with.  Novell hopes to have this issue resolved in a later release. 
Please refer to the eDirectory 8.8 SP5 installation documentation for more information about what platforms are supported and the installation readme for any other known issues.
eDirectory 8.8 SP5 installation documentation:
eDirectory 8.8 SP5 installation readme: