[RFC] additional enhancements for RHEL3/4 for Dell system-specificrepo

Sturgis, Grant Grant.Sturgis at arraybiopharma.com
Wed Apr 4 15:43:14 CDT 2007

Michael E Brown wrote:
> All,
>     This is a followup to the posting yesterday about the
> system-specific repository.
>     The announcement yesterday only works well for 'yum' based updates.
> As everybody is aware, RHEL3/4 do not have yum. RHEL5 has yum, but the
> repo currently has no RHEL5 content (this will change in the coming
> weeks).
>     As a way for RHEL3/4 users to more easily try out this new
> repository, I have created config file fragments that can be simply cut
> and pasted into the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources file for your systems.
> Simply look in http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/SYSTEMNAME/, where
> SYSTEMNAME is your system name. There are two up2date/rhn compatible
> config file fragments there, dellhw-SYSTEMNAME-el3.rhn-source and
> dellhw-SYSTEMNAME-el4.rhn-source.

It is also very easy to outfit your RHEL 3/4 based system with yum and 
to add repos as desired.

>     Simply download the appropriate file for your OS, and cut and paste
> this config file fragment into your /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources file.
> WARNING: These are system-specific. Make sure you download and install
> the specific one for the system you are running on, or you may not get
> content appropriate for your system.
>     Feedback appreciated.

Many thanks Michael, this is a strong effort and will be very useful.

> Thanks,
> Michael
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