[Linux-PowerEdge] DSU repository: August 2015

Kilian Cavalotti kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 11:37:30 CDT 2015

Hi Soorej,

On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 12:16 AM,  <Soorej_Ponnandi at dell.com> wrote:
> The DSU repository for August 2015 (v: 15.08.00) is available at :
> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/dsu/
> Changes:
> 2.    Xerces libary updateded to 3.1.2

That's still not good:

# rpm -q dell-system-update
# unset LANG
# dsu -i
terminate called after throwing an instance of

# export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
# dsu -i
Getting System Inventory...
1. OpenManage Server Administrator  ( Version : 8.1.0 )
2. BIOS  ( Version : 2.5.2 )

Also, the library files are still installed in /usr/local, which is not allowed:

# rpm -ql dell-system-update

This RPM does not follow the Linux filesystem hierarchy standard.
/usr/local is designed to contain locally compiled files, i.e. files
built in the local machine, not files installed by packaged software.
One way to fix this would be to:
1. remove those files from /usr/local,
2. stop embedding libraries that are packaged and provided by the
distribution you support,
3. and add a regular RPM dependency on xerces-c instead.

It would be great to fix these things to at least get DSU at the same
level the previous Dell Linux Repository tool was. So far, it hasn't
been too impressive.


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