problem installing OMSA Dynamic Kernel Support with RH 2.4.18 -17.7.x kernel

jason andrade jason at
Wed Nov 13 08:48:00 CST 2002

On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

> > I'm trying to follow Steve's instructions on a new PE 1650 with
> > 2.4.18-17.7.x on 7.3. Everything is fine up until the last step
> > ( When I run it I get the original error again:
> > ./sysid: error while loading shared libraries: cannot
> > open shared object file: No such file or directory
> > Checking Dependencies...
> > Installation failed : Server Administrator does not support the running
> > kernel.
> > See the Server Administrator readme file for more information.
> you got to love these binary only kernel modules that lock you in to
> specific kernel versions....


that said, i've almost always found from the above error that the patch
has not been applied to the esm build files, or has been overwritten.

wget -nv
cp dcesm.c  /usr/lib/dell/openmanage/omsa/drivers/open_src/esm/dcesm.c
/etc/init.d/dellomsaesm start

should start. (i have verified it is working on a dell 2450 and 2550 with
RH 7.3 running 2.4.18-17.7.xcustom

unfortunately the rest of OMSA doesn't seem to start very well though for
me on one of my machines (a powerapp 200)

Starting Server Administrator Instrumentation:
Starting dcstor32d:                                        /usr/sbin/dcstor32d: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Starting dcevt32d:                                         [  OK  ]
Starting dcsnmp32d:                                        [  OK  ]
# omreport system
Error! Invalid XSL path

i've had a bit of a play around and come up with two ways you can
deal with this.

o install rh 7.3, install OMSA 1.2, then upgrade your kernel, then
  apply the 7.3 patch.

  this has been tested to work.. in that order.

o if you have already upgraded your kernel, you will need to basically
  install OMSA 1.2, then uninstall the dellomsa/ServerAdministrator/dellomsa-esm
  rpms, then reinstall them, apply the rh73 patch, and you should find it
  now works.  you may have to do this more than once.  i eventually got it
  working, but it was quite kludgy.

my guess is that the installer is quite unhappy when it initially cannot
build a working esm module and quits out of the installer without copying
over a library that it later needs (



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