Dell Hardware repo install fails on RHEL 4u5 i386

Jim Nelson jim.nelson at neteasyinc.com
Mon Jun 25 08:11:49 CDT 2007


Jim Nelson wrote:
> This is a new box, PE 840, with a fresh RHEL install.
> 
> [root at websense ~]# wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/bootstrap.cgi | bash
> Downloading GPG key: http://linux.dell.com//repo/hardware/RPM-GPG-KEY-dell
>      Importing key into RPM.
> Downloading GPG key: http://linux.dell.com//repo/hardware/RPM-GPG-KEY-libsmbios
>      Importing key into RPM.
> Installing platform-independent RPM: dell-hw-indep-repository-1-9.el4.noarch.rpm
> 
> Installing platform-specific repository RPM.
> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/mirrors.pl?osname=el4&basearch=i386&repo_config=$repo_config&dellsysidpluginver=$dellsysidpluginver
> using mirror: http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/platform_independent/rh40
> There was an error downloading: /dev/null/headers/firmware-addon-dell-debuginfo-0-1.3.0-1.el4.i386.hdr
> There was an error downloading: /dev/null/headers/firmware-addon-dell-debuginfo-0-1.3.0-1.el4.i386.hdr
> There was an error downloading: /dev/null/headers/firmware-addon-dell-debuginfo-0-1.3.0-1.el4.i386.hdr
> There was an error downloading: /dev/null/headers/firmware-addon-dell-debuginfo-0-1.3.0-1.el4.i386.hdr
> There was an error downloading: /dev/null/headers/firmware-addon-dell-debuginfo-0-1.3.0-1.el4.i386.hdr
> An error has occurred:
> exceptions.UnboundLocalError
> See /var/log/up2date for more information
> Done!
> 

It looks like the spec file in the dell-hw-indep-repository is writing the following line to the /etc/sysconfig/yum/sources file:

yum dell-hw-indep-repository /dev/null

Changing the line to:

yum dell-hw-indep-repository http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/pe0840/el4.i386/

and commenting out:

yum-mirror dell-hw-indep-repository http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/mirrors.pl?osname=el4&basearch=$basearch&repo_config=$repo_config&dellsysidpluginver=$dellsysidpluginver

made it possible to pull the updates for the machine.

Jim



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