4.2 Installing the iFolder Client

Make sure your system satisfies the Section 4.1, Prerequisites and Guidelines.

IMPORTANT:iFolder 3.8 client is not compatible with iFolder 3.2 servers.

Use the following methods to install iFolder on your client computers:

NOTE:iFolder 3.8 does not support a silent install (that is, a scriptable non-interactive install) on any platform. A silent install is possible for the Linux client using its .rpm files, but it is not supported.

4.2.1 Installing iFolder for Linux

You can install the iFolder client for Novell iFolder 3.8 and its dependent .rpm files on your Linux computer by using command line instructions.

IMPORTANT:Do not install the client .rpm files on a server machine.

  1. To install iFolder, use one of the following methods:

    • Install Script: Run install-ifolder-script.sh to automatically install the iFolder client.

    • Command Line: Open a terminal console, log in as the root user by entering su and entering your password, go to the directory where you placed the .rpm files, then enter

      rpm -ivh *

      If you get any dependency errors, install the softwares by using the openSUSE 10.3 media.

  2. After the install is finished, log in with the local user identity you want to use when you create and use iFolders.

  3. Start iFolder.

    For information, see Section 6.2, Starting the iFolder Client.

  4. Before you can use iFolder, you must configure at least one iFolder account. Continue with Section 6.3, Configuring an iFolder Account.

4.2.2 Installing iFolder for Windows

Use the install file for installing on Windows Vista/XP SP2.

  1. Log on to the computer as an administrator user (or equivalent user).

  2. Save the install file to a local directory.

  3. Install iFolder by double-clicking the file, then follow the on-screen instructions.

    IMPORTANT:iFolder for Windows requires the Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework. If .NET is not detected, the install automatically installs .NET.

  4. When prompted to reboot the computer, do one of the following:

    • Click Yes and allow the reboot to continue, then continue with Step 5.

    • Click No, log off of the Administrator user (or equivalent user) identity, then continue with Step 5.

  5. To run iFolder, log on to the computer with the LDAP credentials when you create iFolders.

    iFolder begins automatically whenever you log on to your computer and prompts you to create an iFolder account. If it does not start, you can start it manually by selecting Start > Programs > iFolder 3 > iFolder 3 Client.

  6. If you are running personal firewall software on your computer, you might receive a message asking whether you want to block Mono-XSP. Unblock (or do not block) Mono-XSP.

    For information about why you need Mono-XSP, see Section 6.7, Configuring Local Firewall Settings for iFolder Traffic.

  7. Before you can use iFolder on the computer, you must configure at least one iFolder account. You can configure it now or later. For information, see Section 6.3, Configuring an iFolder Account.

4.2.3 Installing iFolder for Macintosh

Use the ifolder3-mac.dmg file for installing on Macintosh.

  1. Download ifolder3-mac.dmg.

  2. Install iFolder by double-clicking the file, then follow the on-screen instructions.

  3. To run iFolder, do any of the following:

    • Double click iFolder in Applications directory window.

    • Enter iFolder in the spot light and select the application.

    NOTE:To install iFolder for Macintosh, you must also install the required mono packages. You can download and install the required mono packages from the OES2 SP2 Welcome page.