[announce] Dell hardware repository now standalone
Michael E Brown
Michael_E_Brown at dell.com
Fri Jun 22 15:06:31 CDT 2007
A quick note about the Dell Linux software repositories. Up until
now, the 'hardware' repository at http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware
required setting up the 'software' repository first. It was not
As of yesterday, I have made the two repositories each standalone.
You can use either or both repositories together. The two repositories
are separate because they have different purposes. Below I have outlined
the 'mission' of each of the repositories, so you can decide which
repository you want to connect to.
If you already have set up the hardware repository, your setup will
still work. It does, however require a couple updates, and I am working
on an easy and seamless upgrade path. I will send out the details on
this when I finalize them.
1) Unofficial software repo: http://linux.dell.com/repo/software
- To distribute Dell-developed open source software
- To distribute customer-developed open source modules (process is
The /repo/software repository will not contain Dell OpenManage
components. Up until this point, it has contained OMSA. As announced
last month, the "hardware" repository is the official source of OMSA,
and the OMSA RPMs will be removed from the software repository next
week. Everybody who is using the software repo to install OMSA should
switch over to use the hardware repo. (or use both, they are mutually
2) Unofficial hardware repo: http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware
- To distribute all Official Dell Software
- This means that everything in the repo is
officially-supported. At this point, the *repository* itself
is unofficial (we are working on changing this.)
- Official Dell Software distributed in this repo: OpenManage Server
Administrator, all Dell drivers for our different Linux systems.
More to come in the future.
To this end, the repository is structured such that there is one
repository for each supported OS/System Model.
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