failed install of OMSA on RHEL4 Update 5 x86_64 using up2date

Chuck Remes cremes.devlist at mac.com
Mon Oct 8 09:31:01 CDT 2007


Is there a manual method I can use for installing this software?  
Looks like I can't get up2date working properly for it, so I'm happy  
to download the rpm and load it myself.

How do I identify the correct release for my RHEL4 installation?


On Oct 5, 2007, at 4:47 PM, Chuck Remes wrote:

> I have successfully run up2date to install fixes which leads me to
> believe my network config is sound. I've also done plenty of installs
> via our internet link (Arch Linux being a notable one) without any
> incident. Our firewall is pretty liberal in what it lets in and out;
> there are no proxies in the picture at all.
>
> I tried the command in your email below and it returned no output. So
> I cleared the caches again (rm /var/spool/up2date/*) and tried it a
> second time.
>
> BTW, thanks for all your help. I'm crossing my fingers that we can
> get this working!
>
>> ---------- command --------------------
>> # up2date --showall --show-channels | grep dell
>> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/mirrors.pl?
>> osname=el4&basearch=x86_64&repo_config=
>> $repo_config&dellsysidpluginver=$dellsysidpluginver
>> using mirror: http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/
>> platform_independent/rh40_64
>> dell-hw-indep-repository-1-14.el4.noarchdell-hw-indep-repository
>> dell-hw-specific-repository-1-13.el4.noarchdell-hw-indep-repository
>> firmware-addon-dell-1.3.0-1.el4.x86_64  dell-hw-indep-repository
>> firmware-addon-dell-debuginfo-1.3.0-1.el4.x86_64dell-hw-indep-
>> repository
>> firmware-tools-1.3.1-1.el4.noarch       dell-hw-indep-repository
>> libsmbios-bin-0.13.7-1.el4.x86_64       dell-hw-indep-repository
>> libsmbios-debuginfo-0.13.7-1.el4.x86_64 dell-hw-indep-repository
>> libsmbios-devel-0.13.7-1.el4.x86_64     dell-hw-indep-repository
>> libsmbios-libs-0.13.7-1.el4.x86_64      dell-hw-indep-repository
>> libsmbios-unsupported-bin-0.13.7-1.el4.x86_64dell-hw-indep-repository
>
>
> This looked good to me so I tried going to the next step:
>
>
>> [root at jm-orc-dev-1 rhn]# up2date -i srvadmin-all
>> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/mirrors.pl?
>> osname=el4&basearch=x86_64&repo_config=
>> $repo_config&dellsysidpluginver=$dellsysidpluginver
>> using mirror: http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/
>> platform_independent/rh40_64
>>
>> Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-x86_64-as-4...
>> ########################################
>>
>> Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: dell-hw-indep-repository...
>>
>> Fetching obsoletes list for http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/
>> mirrors.pl?osname=el4&basearch=x86_64&repo_config=
>> $repo_config&dellsysidpluginver=
>> $dellsysidpluginver&redirect=1&redir_path=...
>>
>> Fetching http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/mirrors.pl?
>> osname=el4&basearch=x86_64&repo_config=
>> $repo_config&dellsysidpluginver=
>> $dellsysidpluginver&redirect=1&redir_path=/headers/header.info...
>> An error has occurred:
>> exceptions.IndexError
>> See /var/log/up2date for more information
>
>
>
>
> So now there are errors in /var/log/up2date. Running your command
> again now shows no output for Dell packages.
>
> The output from /var/log/up2date is listed below.
>
>
>> ----------- /var/log/up2date ---------------
>> [Fri Oct  5 16:40:17 2007] up2date updating login info
>> [Fri Oct  5 16:40:17 2007] up2date logging into up2date server
>> [Fri Oct  5 16:40:18 2007] up2date successfully retrieved
>> authentication token from up2date server
>> [Fri Oct  5 16:40:18 2007] up2date availablePackageList from network
>> [Fri Oct  5 16:40:29 2007] up2date updating login info
>> [Fri Oct  5 16:40:29 2007] up2date logging into up2date server
>> [Fri Oct  5 16:40:30 2007] up2date successfully retrieved
>> authentication token from up2date server
>> [Fri Oct  5 16:40:30 2007] up2date availablePackageList from network
>> [Fri Oct  5 16:40:31 2007] up2date   File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line
>> 1272, in ?
>>     sys.exit(main() or 0)
>>    File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 791, in main
>>     fullUpdate, dryRun=options.dry_run))
>>    File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1110, in batchRun
>>     batch.init()
>>    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateBatch.py", line 70,
>> in init
>>     self.__findPackagesToUpdate()
>>    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateBatch.py", line 110,
>> in __findPackagesToUpdate
>>     plist.run()
>>    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/packageList.py", line 132,
>> in run
>>     progressCallback = self.progressCallback )
>>    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rhnPackageInfo.py", line
>> 419, in obsoletesList
>>     progressCallback = progressCallback )
>>    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rpcServer.py", line 236, in
>> doCall
>>     ret = apply(method, args, kwargs)
>>    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoDirector.py", line 29,
>> in getObsoletes
>>     return self.handlers[channel['type']].getObsoletes(channel,
>> msgCallback, progressCallback)
>>    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rpmSource.py", line 252, in
>> getObsoletes
>>     msgCallback, progressCallback)
>>    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoBackends/yumRepo.py",
>> line 324, in getObsoletes
>>     baseFileName = "%s-%s-%s.%s.hdr" % (pkg[0], pkg[1], pkg[2], pkg
>> [4])
>
>
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