[Linux-PowerEdge] SRPMs / spec files

Robert Jacobson teridon at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 11:24:04 CDT 2014


Are you under the impression that this email list is an official support
channel for OMSA?  There are Dell people on this mailing list but they're
under no obligation to help you -- but there are several who will do their
best anyway.

If you need official support (for a supported hardware and software
platform) you should be contacting Dell Technical support via phone or
online chat.  If the problem is specific to OMSA, it will get routed to
that team within Dell.


On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM, <Jared_Dominguez at dell.com> wrote:

>  To my knowledge, no they're not open source. Certainly the software
> suite is not. I haven't checked the license on each and every spec file,
> though, and I am not on the OpenManage team. If you have a specific
> question or issue with OMSA, please speak up. As far as I'm aware,
> companies generally do not provide the source for their closed source
> software upon a single request (as much as I personally prefer FLOSS).
> However, if you are having a specific issue with OMSA, there are Dell
> people on this list who will do their best to help resolve the issue. Also,
> I think you may misunderstand. The RPMs are officially supported on RHEL
> and SLES, not community-supported. It is the debs for Ubuntu/Debian that
> are currently "community-supported", though you did not inquire about those.
> --Jared
> -----Original Message-----
> *From: *Antman, Jason (CMG-Atlanta) [Jason.Antman at coxinc.com]
> *Sent: *Monday, March 10, 2014 06:28 AM Central Standard Time
> *To: *linux-poweredge-Lists
> *Subject: *Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] SRPMs / spec files
> Yup, still no response. It seems to me that this is "serial abandonware"
> - their meaning of "community support" seems to be that they release
> software, and then ignore the community and users until the next release.
> I'm going to go through my contacts, LinkedIn, etc. and see if I know of
> someone sufficiently high up the chain at Dell... we've got 500+ Dell
> machines in racks, and I'm more than happy putting whatever pressure on
> Dell that I can. If this isn't a problem they can't solve, fine. But
> having emails to the "only official support" (i.e. "don't call your
> vendor or the support line") totally ignored is unacceptable. On the
> other hand, maybe after this I can finally convince my boss to put in
> CapEx for evergreening the whole datacenter, and replace every last one
> of these Dell boxes with energy-efficient HPs. They even officially
> support Linux, and I've *never* had an email to their Linux mailing
> lists go unanswered...
> On 03/04/2014 09:49 AM, Eugene Vilensky wrote:
> > On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:45:36 +0000
> > "Antman, Jason (CMG-Atlanta)" <Jason.Antman at coxinc.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I've been looking around on linux.dell.com, but can't find the source
> >> RPMs or spec files for OMSA. Can someone please point me to them?
> >>
> > Are the packaging scripts and specs open-source?
> >
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