[Linux-PowerEdge] dsu failing to install iDRAC Service

PJ Welsh pjwelsh at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 12:43:59 CDT 2017


Just for the sake of completeness, I find that the following packages are
needed by some update package via dsu at some point on CentOS:
OpenIPMI usbutils compat-libstdc++-33.i686 zlib.i686 ncurses-libs.i686
glibc.i686 libstdc++.i686 libxml2.i686

OpenIPMI is required to allow Systems-Management_Application* to install
for example.
Thanks
PJ

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 11:18 AM, PJ Welsh <pjwelsh at gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 for Onno comment on adding dependencies and not /dev/null'ing errors.
> This has been on my investigation list as why updates are not being
> applied. Now I know. Thank you Onno!
>
> At the VERY least update the DSU page (http://linux.dell.com/repo/
> hardware/dsu/
> ) to indicate need to manually install
> Thanks
> PJ
>
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 9:56 AM, <linux-poweredge-request at dell.com> wrote:
>
>> ...
>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:44:05 +0200
>> From: Onno Zweers <onno.zweers at surfsara.nl>
>> Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] dsu failing to install iDRAC Service Module
>> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
>> Message-ID: <A2FC5BD0-1AAF-4BE2-97FF-054049C5A30F at surfsara.nl>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>>
>> Dear people,
>>
>> In the archive I've found a discussion about dsu stumbling over iDRAC
>> Service Module: http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2017-
>> August/051254.html <http://lists.us.dell.com/pipe
>> rmail/linux-poweredge/2017-August/051254.html>
>>
>> I had a similar problem and documented some troubleshooting steps:
>> https://onnonymous.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/dell-dsu-fails-t
>> o-update-idrac-service-module/ <https://onnonymous.wordpress.
>> com/2017/10/09/dell-dsu-fails-to-update-idrac-service-module/>
>>
>> I hope it may be useful to others.
>>
>> To the Dell package maintainers I have these questions/remarks (based on
>> Centos 7):
>>
>> - You've put an RPM inside a self extracting BIN inside an RPM. Why so
>> complicated? Why don't you just put the dcism RPM in the repo?
>> - If you can't do that, please modify the Systems-Management_Application_*
>> packages to depend on usbutils and compat-libstdc++-33.i686 and possibly
>> OpenIPMI.
>> - Please don't redirect errors to /dev/null (with strace I noticed this
>> many times) but write them to the log or to stderr.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> Onno
>> ...
>>
>
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