Dell Debian OMSA packages

Frank Louwers frank at
Mon Jan 6 13:13:01 CST 2003

On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 02:06:32PM -0500, nathan r. hruby wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Jan 2003, Frank Louwers wrote:
> > Dell releases a statement (weeks later) that it is "trivial" to get the
> > OMSA packages to work on Debian, and that Dell Tech Whatever is going
> > to release a HOWTO.
> > 
> > Weeks later: still no howto.
> > 
> In said statement made on this list it was also said that it was pretty 
> easy, just run the RPM though alien and fix the 'obvious errors'.  The 
> question there is what is the definition of 'obvious' and are those errors 
> trivial for a sysadmin (not a kernel developer)?

Have you actually tried that? The bloody binaries depend on exact file
names when they check for installed libs ...
> OTOH, OMSA is a big pile of poo anyway..  ;-)

Well, unless you know another way to monitor the CPU temp? It's the only
think I'd use it for. 

Vriendelijke groeten,
Frank Louwers

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