Need help on trying to install Dells OMSA on various SUSE systems

Michael Zoet Michael.Zoet at
Tue May 4 05:01:09 CDT 2010

Hi to all,

I try to install Dells OMSA on various SUSE systems and face some 
difficulties with it and perhaps someone can help me:

I try to install OMSA on a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64) with 
the command

wget -q -O - 
| bash

The command does a lot of things and after a while it stops with the 

Successfully added service 
Subscribed to 'dell-omsa-hwindep'
Downloading repository RPM
Installing repository rpm:
Installing yum plugins for system id
ERROR: 'firmware-addon-dell' is not available.

what bothers me is that the package firmware-addon-dell-2.2.2-1.4 is 
already instaleld on the system.

Does someone know how to fix this?

Than another questions: has anybody succesfully installed OMSA on SUSE 
8.1, 9.0, 9.3, 10.8 and SLES 8? I have here some production servers with 
these SUSE versions. Need to know if it is reasonable to spend some time 
on it.

Thx for any help,


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