11.2 Uninstalling eDirectory on Linux

Use the nds-uninstall utility to uninstall eDirectory components from Linux computers. This utility uninstalls eDirectory from the local host. You must deconfigure eDirectory server before running nds-uninstall. Run ndsconfig rm -a <admin FDN> to remove the eDirectory server. This utility is available at /opt/novell/eDirectory/sbin/nds-uninstall.

Note that you must not run ndsconfig rm on an OES server.

IMPORTANT:Removing eDirectory also removes the roll-forward log directory and all the logs in it. If you want to be able to use the logs for restoring eDirectory on this server in the future, before removing eDirectory you must first copy the roll-forward logs to another location. For information about roll-forward logs, see Using Roll-Forward Logs in the NetIQ eDirectory 8.8 SP8 Administration Guide.

  1. Execute the nds-uninstall command.

  2. Use the following syntax:

    nds-uninstall [-s][-h]
    

    If you do not provide the required parameters in the command line, the nds-install utility will prompt for the parameters.

    Parameter

    Description

    -h

    Displays the help strings.

    -s

    Removes the eDirectory packages and binaries even when instances are configured. However, this option does not remove the DIB directory and the NDS configuration file.

    IMPORTANT:Ensure that using this option is not affecting other services for a long period.

nds-uninstall does not uninstall the following packages:

Package

Reasons for Not Removing

NICI package

NICI could be used by any of the following:

  • Any other product

  • eDirectory installed in a custom location

  • eDirectory installed by a non-root user

NOVLsubag

NOVLsubag could be used by any of the following:

  • eDirectory installed in a custom location

  • eDirectory installed by a non-root user