Setting up IPX and NCPFS on Ubuntu 14.04

Written by stovesy

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.

  • ipx_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
  • libncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
  • libpam-ncp_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb
  • ncpfs_2.2.6-8_amd64.deb

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.

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