mirroring the dell hardware repository ?

christian.peper at kpn.com christian.peper at kpn.com
Mon Jun 16 02:22:30 CDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: "MA Martin Andrews (5542)" <MAndrews at ag.com>
> Subject: mirroring the dell hardware repository ?
> To: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
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> I am trying to mirror the dell hardware repository from 
> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware to a private mirror 
> location so I can install to our servers that do not have 
> internet access. The bootstrap.cgi script implies that you 
> I have the repository synced to a local server ops1 - but if 
> I try to get the bootstrap script from my local copy I get:
> [root at ops1 yum.repos.d]# curl
> http://localhost/yum/dell/hardware/bootstrap.cgi
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head>
> <title>403 Forbidden</title>
> </head><body>
> <h1>Forbidden</h1>
> <p>You don't have permission to access 
> /yum/dell/hardware/bootstrap.cgi on this server.</p> <hr> 
> <address>Apache Server at localhost Port 80</address> </body></html>

this is an access rights issue that may have nothing to do with
Check and make sure that all files belonging to your local mirror have
world read rights. I.e. 'chmod -R 755 /yum/dell/hardware' and try again.

Apache needs to be able to read the directory and uses a non-priviliged
user. ususally something like www:www or apache:apache. Hence the read
rights for "other" aka world.


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