Dell OMSA repository setup errors

Mukarram Syed muksyed at stanford.edu
Thu Feb 5 13:03:51 CST 2009


Hi, 
I could run the wget command and got the repository setup...what's next?  
Do I have to modify the /etc/yum.repos.d/ULN_Base.repo file to include the
new repository in there?  

For example, I am running Oracle Enterprise Linux and I have such lines in
my /etc/yum.repos.d/ULN_Base.repo file:

[el4_u4_patch]
name=Enterprise Linux $releasever U4 - $basearch - patch
baseurl=http://<myyumserver>/yum/EnterpriseLinux/EL4/4/patch/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0

Any suggestions on how to do that would be helpful or if there is any
documentation I would appreciate someone pointing me to it.

Thanks

# mukarram


# wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/bootstrap.cgi | bash

Downloading GPG key: http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/RPM-GPG-KEY-dell

    Key already exists in RPM, skipping
Downloading GPG key:
http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/RPM-GPG-KEY-libsmbios
    Key already exists in RPM, skipping
Downloading GPG key:
http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/mirrors.cgi?osname=el4&basearch=i386&re
dirpath=/repodata/repomd.xml.key
    Importing key into RPM.
Downloading repository RPM
Installing repository rpm:
http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/content/el4-i386/noarch/dell-community-
repository-1-10.2.el4.noarch.rpm
Done!

# pwd
/opt/yum/unknown
# ls -1
DELL-OMSA-REPOSITORY
HTTP:
MIRROR:
USING

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Mukarram Syed
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 8:36 AM
To: christian.peper at kpn.com
Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: RE: Dell OMSA repository setup errors

Thanks Christian.

This is an RPM and the cpio error is coming from the RPM
dell-omsa-repository-2-4.noarch.rpm.
I could download the RPM and install it manually and I get the same error.
Now, how do I tweak the cpio command in the rpm? Or the RPM is calling the
cpio command on my system to extract the RPM?
Either way, how do I make it work?

Thanks for your response.

# mukarram

-----Original Message-----
From: christian.peper at kpn.com [mailto:christian.peper at kpn.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 12:45 AM
To: muksyed at stanford.edu
Subject: RE: Dell OMSA repository setup errors

> -----Original Message-----
> #  wget -q -O - 
> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | 
> bash Downloading GPG key:
> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/RPM-GPG-KEY-dell
>     Importing key into RPM.
> Downloading GPG key:
> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/RPM-GPG-KEY-libsmbios
>     Importing key into RPM.
> Downloading repository RPM
> Installing repository rpm:
> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/platform_independen
> t/rh40/prereq/
> dell-omsa-repository-2-4.noarch.rpm
> error: unpacking of archive failed: cpio: read failed - No 
> such file or directory
> 
> # which cpio
> /bin/cpio

IMHO this says the cpio command can't read a file, not that the cpio
can't be found. Check the parameter to cpio...

BTW, I had similar issues with Oracle Linux 4u5 and had to tweak the
installer to allow for some additional OS strings. I read the log file
and resolved issues mentioned there one by one until it worked. That is,
the install worked fine, but the system wouldn't start properly.

Chris.

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