It seems that packages are not published yet for 14.04, so if you need to string together a Novell 3.12 server and Linux for some reason, this may help.
The packages from the Maverick release work perfectly.
So visit https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ncpfs/2.2.6-8/+build/1782020 and download the following files.
The best way to do this (if you’re unsure) is to use wget from a console, just copy the download links from the page and paste so you end up with
wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ncpfs/2.2.6-8/+build/1782020/+files/ipx_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ncpfs/2.2.6-8/+build/1782020/+files/libncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ncpfs/2.2.6-8/+build/1782020/+files/libpam-ncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ncpfs/2.2.6-8/+build/1782020/+files/ncpfs_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
Then install the packages as root.
sudo dpkg -i ipx_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i libncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i libpam-ncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i ncpfs_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
Now if you’re attached to a Novell server typing the command slist as root should show it.
There are plenty of tutorials on how to mount a Netware drive, or use pserver to use your linux box as a Netware printer server.
This post was mainly a record for myself.