Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dell Server Update Utility (SUU) v6.5.3 64-bit CentOS/RHEL 6 problems

Just going to vent here for a minute, so stay with me...Why? Why would you have so many 32bit dependencies when running SUU on a 64bit OS. I mean Dell has already shown that OMSA for 32bit is not going to happen going forward. At least fix your own documentation for requirements... please.

So, to get SUU 6.5.3 functional on a 64bit CentOS 6.2 or RHEL 6.x server (and SL I bet), you *will* need to:

yum install pam.i686 libXtst.i686 libXext.i686 compat-libstdc++-33.i686 pam.i686
As noted in the comments by Carlos Capriotti, if you want to run the GUI stuff, you will need a couple more packages:
yum install ncurses-libs.i686 libXp.i686


  1. You might want to add ncurses-libs.i686 libXp.i686 to your list. This was my experience on CentOS 6.3 64 bits.

    Now, the interesting part is that SUU WOULD run in command line mode. It was only the GUI-based that would fail.

    1. Thank you for reporting that. I will add a note.