[Linux-PowerEdge] Mirror OMSA repository

David.Harding at brighthouse.co.uk David.Harding at brighthouse.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 05:35:29 CST 2013

I get this kind of error quite frequently, preceded by:
rsync: failed to connect to linux.dell.com: Connection refused (111)
I have no idea what the problem is, but I seem to get connected as often 
as not, so I'm not that bothered.

On the subject of the rsync script, does anyone have a reliable way of 
selecting just the Packages relevant to their distro(s) and particular 
I have a great long list of rsync --includes and --excludes in an attempt 
to limit the download to just 64-bit RHEL, the limited set of Dell HW I 
have, and just the latest few versions of OMSA. I figure that there must 
be a better way; is there?


From:   "jean-marc vizier" <jvizier at gmail.com>
To:     "Mike Hanby" <mhanby at uab.edu>, 
Cc:     <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Date:   20/01/2013 16:17
Subject:        Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Mirror OMSA repository
Sent by:        <linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com>

Hello Mike,

Thanks for the script.

It seems not to be a script problem. Mine was ok for months. For me it 
seems to be load problem on remote side but i'm not sure.

After some days, it's ok.

I doesn't need all omsa versions and dell platforms so i cut in all.

Best regards,

2013/1/15 Mike Hanby <mhanby at uab.edu>
Here's the script I use in case it helps, it's successfully pulling the 
latest 7.2:
if [ -f ${lockfile} ]; then
    echo "Updates via rsync already running, lock file exists: 
    exit 0
if [ -d ${outputdir} ] ; then
    cd ${outputdir}
    touch ${lockfile}
    # This line will mirror the entire repo, which is over 30G
    su - repoadmin -c "rsync -aHz --delete-after --delete-excluded \
      linux.dell.com::repo/ ${outputdir}/"
# 20111024 - MJH - Dell's repo doesn't contain vital symlinks to create 
the .htaccess files
#  Create them if they don't exist (currently in community and OMSA_ 
   for dir in community $(ls -d hardware/OMSA_*); do
     cd ${outputdir}/${dir}
     if [ ! -L ".htaccess" ] ; then ln -s _tools/htaccess_repo_topdir 
.htaccess; fi
     cd _tools
     if [ ! -L ".htaccess" ] ; then ln -s htaccess_tools .htaccess; fi
     cd ${outputdir}
  /bin/rm -f ${lockfile}
  # Set the permissions of the files
  chmod -R go+r,go-w ${outputdir}
    echo "Target directory $outputdir not present."
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:
linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of jean-marc vizier
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 3:09 AM
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] Mirror OMSA repository
Since 2013/01/10 i can't rsync the OMSA repository. Is there something 
change on the server side ?
here is the error i get :

rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(122) 
The only thing i know : on this date the OMSA 7.2 was added.
If someone has a clue ?
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