Help with OMSA install on Fedora Core 4 and up

Michael E Brown Michael_E_Brown at
Fri Jun 1 23:23:14 CDT 2007

On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 11:37:18AM -0600, Jeff Fishbaugh wrote:
> Hello:
> I had emailed the distro last week with some advise on pulling IPMI stats on 
> our PowerEdge boxes that all run Fedora (versions 4-6). I was kind of 
> directed away from it with a general sense given, 'it's clunky'. And so I 
> did. I used the stock IPMI kernel modules available in Fedora and everything 
> was peachy using ipmitools. IPMI over LAN working, the whole shabang, or is 
> it?!?
> The ugliness...
> I had planned on using the OMSA since it provides all the hooks into the 
> sensors, reports info on the RAID devices, and provides some SNMP 
> functionality. Additionally, the simple fact there are many available Nagios 
> plugins built around omreports compared to ipmitools. Call me lazy, but I 
> saw no need to re-invent the wheel with ipmitools and writing my own plugins 
> if I could just get OMSA installed and working.
> Since I have had zero success getting OMSA installed -- mainly it complains 
> about (I've got 6 and I can't downgrade, in fact I have 

Which is why Fedora so conveniently provides compat-libstdc++-33. :)
It is installable in parallel with whatever you have currently

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