Cannot open files after oes2sp3-April-2011-Scheduled-Maintenance

  • 7008349
  • 11-Apr-2011
  • 08-Nov-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3


After applying the oes2sp3-April-2011-Scheduled-Maintenance patch, opening certain types of files fail.  So far, known types are:


Additionally, users with Office XP may experience hangs while opening excel files.  There may be other types of files.  It will basically be anything that is "database" related and requires byte-range locking.



1.  Disable cross protocol locking for NCP (edit /etc/opt/novell/ncpserv.conf and add CROSS_PROTOCOL_LOCKS 0, then restart ndsd).  Do this only if you have 1 protocol accessing your files.  If you have multiple protocols (NCP, CIFS, AFP), then leave this enabled.
2.  Backrev the novell-ncpenc rpm to what came in the shipping code using rpm -Uvh --force.  You can get the rpm from the ISO, DVD or here (using your Novell Mirror Credentials):

*Note: As of April 21, 2011, the patches have been re-released.  Apply the patches from your normal channels to resolve this issue.