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[openFATE 309644] Novell Client for Linux (for openSUSE)
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  • Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:13:02 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm)
Feature #309644, revision 18
Title: Novell Client for Linux (for openSUSE)

- openSUSE-11.4: New
- Priority
- Requester: Important

Package Wishlist: New
Requester: Important

Requested by: Dominique Leuenberger (dimstar)
Partner organization:

There are several openSUSE users that depend on having access to their
Novell File Servers (NetWare, OES2) running NCP/NSS. At least in our
company, CIFS is not enabled on any of those servers, thus novfs is the
only solution.
Typically with some hacking it is possible to get the latest released
NCL (currently 2.0 as per, even though SLE11SP1
contains NCL3.0!) to work, but it is hackisch and far from optimal.
I would appreciate if NCL could be provided in the NON-Free repo and up-
to-date (or even better: if NCL could be opened up and put in OSS repo
*dreaming* )
If there is a pure question of packaging effort, I already offered, and
offer again, to provide such packages based on an NDA, built in my
personal instance of an OBS and publishing them wherever Novell sees a
fit for them).

Use Case:
A company running Novell Servers might want to access them from within
an openSUSE desktop

Business case (Partner benefit): It would be great if a Novell sponsored distribution
would be the easiest one out there to talk to a Novell Server

#1: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2010-06-03 14:55:04)
What about the novfs package in openSUSE?

#2: Dominique Leuenberger (dimstar) (2010-06-07 09:21:45) (reply to
That's a pure filesystem package which is a requirement for the NCL. NCL is
more than that (yes: you can work around the need of ncpfs using
ncpmount and all those hacks... and no: Netware Shops do not enable
CIFS on their servers)

#3: Pascal Bleser (pbleser) (2010-06-08 22:37:14)
And it's not like we never asked for that in the paste:
* "fixed", it was just a beta IIRC:
* """resolved""" as invalid:
Umm.. seriously ?

#4: eduardo ROMERO (azlinux_opensuse) (2010-09-21 09:01:47)
We will appreciate very much if this feature is available in future
versions of opensuse

#5: Thomas Thym (ungethym) (2010-11-17 08:54:21)
This would bring me one step forther to show the power of openSUSE
Linux in our company.

openSUSE Feature:

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