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Removing NDS eDirectory from Linux Server

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Posted: 29 Jan 2004

If you've tried to remove NDS from a Linux server by running nds-uninstall, you have, no doubt, discovered that it doesn't work. Here's how you do it.

THESE DIRECTIONS ARE NOT APPLICABLE FOR NDS EDIRECTORY 8.5. See TID #10057888 - for more information about removing eDirectory 8.5 off Linux.

  1. Login to the server with superuser access
  2. Stop all of the NDS daemons by running
    /etc/rc.d/init.d/ndsd stop
  3. Remove the product packages:
    • rpm -e NDSserv (if you have installed the NDS Server)
    • rpm -e NDSuam (if you have installed the NDS UAM)
    • rpm -e NDSbase
    • rpm -e NDSnici
    • rpm -e NDSslp
  4. Remove the following files from the Linux host using the rm command:
    • rm -f /etc/nds.conf
    • rm -f /et/ndscfg.inp
    • rm -f /etc/rc.d/init.d/nds*
    • rm -f /etc/rc.d/init.d/slpuasa
    • rm -f /usr/sbin/nds-uninstall
    • rm -f /etc/rc.d/init.d/nldap
    • rm -f /usr/bin/nds*
    • rm -f /usr/sbin/nds*
  5. Remove the following directories from the Linux host using the rm command:
    • rm -rf /var/nds
    • rm -rf /var/ndsuam
    • rm -rf /var/n4u
    • rm -rf /usr/lib/nds
  6. Using NDS Manager, delete the NDS Server object from the NDS tree.

These steps will completely remove both the NDS Server and UAM portions of NDS Corporate Edition from the server. If user accounts were not reverse migrated, and if they were deleted off the Linux FILES or NIS system during the original migration, all users will need to be created again. Otherwise, the system will now be setup as it was prior to the installation of NDS.

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