need help with Dell OpenManage install

Chris Chabot chabotc at
Tue Apr 16 09:59:01 CDT 2002

Try installing both packages in one command to get around the circular 
dependency, ie

rpm -ivh dellomsa-4.51-3417.i386.rpm ServerAdministrator-1.0-0.i386.rpm


    -- Chris

Hank Eskin wrote:

>PE 2550/RH 7.2  2.4.9-21smp kernel
>I have really tried dutifully to do this myself, but I've hit a wall, and I
>don't want to proceed without getting assistance from some experts.
>I tried installing the dellomsa RPMs on my 2.4.9-21 kernel, and was told I
>needed dynamic kernel support, so I downloaded the kernel-source and
>kernel-headers for my kernel. When I tried to rpm the kernel-headers rpm, it
>conflicted with the existing kernel-headers2.4-7-10 headers  in
>/usr/include/linux, so I did a "rpm -e --nodeps kernel-headers2.4.7-10" and
>then installed the 2.4.9-21 headers.  No problem.  I then installed the
>2.4.9-21 kernel source2.4.9-21 rpm, and again, no problem.
>Now I've got all the pre-requisites for the Dynamic Kernel Support, I tried
>to install the dellomsa RPM, and I got these errors:
>$ rpm -ihv  dellomsa-4.51-3417.i386.rpm
>error: failed dependencies:
>        ServerAdministrator is needed by dellomsa-4.51-3417
>        dellomsa-drivers >= 4.51 is needed by dellomsa-4.51-3417
> is needed by dellomsa-4.51-3417
>So I tried to install the ServerAdministrator first, and then got this:
>$ rpm -ihv ServerAdministrator-1.0-0.i386.rpm
>error: failed dependencies:
>        dellomsa is needed by ServerAdministrator-1.0-0
>So now what?  How do I get this installed with dynamic kernel support, and
>get past the dependencies for the dellomsa install?   Is it is easy as
>specifying "--nodeps" on the dellomsa install?   Will everything still
>Thanks in advance!
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