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has caused the Debian Bug report #462548,
regarding libsmbios-bin: dellBiosUpdate uses a wrong path in /sys/
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author(s) Michael E Brown <[email protected]>.
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[Fwd: Bug#462548: libsmbios-bin: dellBiosUpdate uses a wrong path in /sys/]
JosÃ Luis TallÃn
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:51:18 +0100
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Subject: Bug#462548: libsmbios-bin: dellBiosUpdate uses a wrong path in
Resent-Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:00:02 +0000, Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:00:04
Resent-From: Helge Hafting <[email protected]>
Resent-To: [email protected]
Resent-CC: Jose Luis Tallon <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:55:58 +0100
From: Helge Hafting <[email protected]>
Reply-To: Helge Hafting <[email protected]>,
To: [email protected]
I tried updating my bios (from a04 to a05 and a08) but this
did not work.
dellBiosUpdate just sits there for a while, then it
fails with 'file not found'
I ran strace, and found that dellBiosUpdate makes 302569 repeated
attempts at accessing the file
No such file exists. However, the 2.6.24 kernel provides a file named
To debug this, I remounted sysfs on a different mountpoint
and created a /sys with links to everything in the real sysfs.
There, I renamed "firmware-dell_rbu" to "dell_rbu"
With this change, the dellBiosUpdate utility ran to completion.
Upon reboot, the bios detected an upgrade, but
gave me the error message:
Error! the BIOS update could not be performed because a valid ROM
image could not be found.
So perhaps sysfs in 2.6.24 has more changes incompatible with
the dellBiosUpdate utility.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'unstable'), (800, 'stable'), (700,
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-hh3 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=nb_NO.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nb_NO.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages libsmbios-bin depends on:
ii libc6 2.7-6 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libgcc1 1:4.3-20080116-1 GCC support library
ii libsmbios1 0.13.10-1 Provide access to (SM)BIOS informa
ii libsmbiosxml1 0.13.10-1 Provide XML access to (SM)BIOS inf
ii libstdc++6 4.3-20080116-1 The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
libsmbios-bin recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information
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