[RFC] Dell hardware-specific repositories -- testers and feedback needed

Michael E Brown Michael_E_Brown at dell.com
Tue Apr 10 11:24:08 CDT 2007


On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 05:39:33PM +0200, Berthold Cogel wrote:
> Michael E Brown schrieb:
> > On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 02:04:28PM +0200, Berthold Cogel wrote:
> 
> >> [root at cipsrv root]# up2date -i dellhw-repository
> >> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/mirrors.pl?dellname=pe2950&osname=el3.i386
> >> using mirror: http://linux.dell.com//repo/hardware/pe2950/el3.i386
> > 
> > Did you do manual configuration in the past? That is the only way this
> > repo would show up.
> 
> Yes. This is what I first added to the file. Sorry!

Not a problem, just sorting things out.

> 
> #
> # this is a fragment for the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources file.
> # copy this file into your rhn sources file to activate.
> #
> # example:
> #   cat dellhw-pe2950-el3.rhn-source >> /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
> #
> yum        dell-hardware-pe2950 null  # forces usage of mirror
> yum-mirror dell-hardware-pe2950
> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/mirrors.pl?dellname=pe2950&osname=el3.$ARCH

The "dell-repository" rpm that is downloaded by the bootstrap script
should have added lines like "yum dell-software ..." and "yum-mirror
dell-software ..." to your sources file. Are those present?

> 
> > 
> >> Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-3...
> >>
> >> Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: dell-hardware-pe2950...
> > 
> > Odd.. the dell-software repository isnt showing up here. Can you check
> > /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources and ensure that the dell-software repos are
> > in there?
> > 
> 
> OK! I've removed my changes and retried the bootstrap part.
> 
> [root at cipsrv root]# rpm -q dell-repository
> dell-repository-18-0.el3

And you are on RHEL 3, right?
--
Michael



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