Updates to Linux Software Repositories

Linux.dell.com hosts two different software repositories for our Linux customers. We have made some recent updates to these repositories; here is a quick rundown of the repositories and their features.


Hardware repository
This repository is located at http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware.


Software available in the hardware repository:



This repository is divided up so that there is a separate repository for each Dell system model and each OS supported on each model. There is an automatic setup method available that will automatically configure your machine to talk to the correct repository. If you want to easily install OMSA, keep it up-to-date automatically when new versions are released, or make sure you have the latest drivers installed for your system, then this repository is for you.


All of the software contained in the hardware repository is official, supported Dell software. For support for problems with the repositories, though, please use the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list at lists.us.dell.com.


Setup instructions are available in the repository: http://linux.dell.com/repo/software


Software repository
This repository is located at http://linux.dell.com/repo/software.


Software available in the software repository:


1. Community supported open source utilities such as:


  • libsmbios, firmware-tools

  • 2. Dell supported open source utilities such as:


  • dkms

  • All of the software contained in the software repository is supported *only* via the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list at lists.us.dell.com. The software in this repository is community-support only, with no SLA or other guarantees about response.


    Setup instructions are available in the repository: http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware


    Recent Changes
    Added support for SLES10 to both the hardware and software repositories


    Upcoming work
    We are working on a process by which customers will be able to contribute content to the software repository. This idea was discussed on the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list a few weeks ago with a good response. Look for further announcements on the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list.

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