After upgrading my pc to the current LTS release 14. 04, I found that I can't access novell shares using ncpfs any more. It seems that the ncp-related packages (libncp and so on) have been present in the 14.04 repos, but got removed: (see launchpad, ubuntuupdates and Debian Bug #712779).

Is there still any way to install the ncp-related components?

Are there any other tools to access or even mount a novell share from a 14.04 system?

EDIT: Oddly enough, ncpfs and libncp are still available in the current LTS Version of Mint (Mint 17 "Qiana").

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Since the ncp-related packages are still part of the older releases, they're available after adding Saucy (universe!) as additional package source. Now, one can install them as usual (Version 2.2.6-9ubuntu1 seems to work fine with 14.04).

You can do this by opening Software & Updates in Ubuntu and enabling the universe repository, or you can edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following lines to the end of the file:

# ncpfs
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy universe

Why is it removed ?!

I think many people use it cause there is no Novell Client for Ubuntu.

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy universe multiverse"

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ncpfs

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