Bit of an odd one this, but I felt worth blogging about.

The latest Dell SUU ( doesn’t seem to be able to detect applicable updates when it’s run on a Linux system.

You get the message:

"bash-3.2# ./suu -c
Welcome to the Dell OpenManageServer Update Utility.
Copyright (c) 2003-2011 Dell Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SUU Version: 6 .5 .3 .25
There are no software updates applicable to this system.
Please refer to the User Guide for more information about
prerequisites and supported systems."

Now, I know this isn’t true; because the current BIOS version is 3.0.0 and the one in the SUU repository is 6.0.7. Also, normally you get a comparison list of results, even if none of the updates can be applied.

If I downgrade SUU to, it works as expected.

How do we fix this?

If you want to replace SUU 6.5.3 with a working SUU 6.5.2 you’ll need to:

  1. Download SUU 6.5.2
  2. Delete from C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\RepositoryManager\Payloads\
  3. Copy the that you just downloaded into C:\Users<username>\AppData\Local\RepositoryManager\Payloads\
  4. Re-export your repository/SUU via Dell Repository Manager

Let me know how you get on!