Linux : Dell OpenManage update srvadmin-omcommon failed

By | March 9, 2013

The latest update of Dell OpenManage for package srvadmin-omcommon-7.2.0-4.459.1 failed, ending with the following error :

cp: cannot stat `/opt/dell/srvadmin/etc/openmanage/wwwroot/oem/data/ini/*ini’: No such file or directory
Error in PREIN scriptlet in rpm package srvadmin-omcommon-7.2.0-4.459.1.el5.x86_64
error: %pre(srvadmin-omcommon-7.2.0-4.459.1.el5.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping srvadmin-omcommon-7.2.0-4.459.1.el5

The updater is looking for some ini file under /opt/dell/srvadmin/etc/openmanage/wwwroot/oem/data/ini/ directory.

The workaround to get rid of this error and make the update go through would be to create a dummy “.ini” file in that directory currently empty.

Simply do :

And run the update again.