[Linux-PowerEdge] DSU repository: August 2015

Owen.Beckley at sungard.com Owen.Beckley at sungard.com
Fri Sep 18 16:48:44 CDT 2015

Anyone know why "dsu --inventory" might return nothing?

[root at ilga01u11 ~]# dmidecode | grep -i poweredge
        Product Name: PowerEdge R620
        SKU Number: SKU=NotProvided;ModelName=PowerEdge R620
[root at ilga01u11 ~]# rpm -qa dell-system-update
[root at ilga01u11 ~]# export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
[root at ilga01u11 ~]# dsu --inventory
Getting System Inventory...
[root at ilga01u11 ~]#

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Kilian Cavalotti
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 11:38 AM
To: Soorej_Ponnandi at dell.com
Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] DSU repository: August 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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