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YUM for AIX

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:26 am
by Shiunbird
I was casually fooling around the Interwebs when somehow I ended up in the Linux Toolbox for AIX page and I noticed that it was refreshed (for the first time in years probably).

And... guess what? There's now YUM for AIX.
I'm sure that will eliminate 90% of my frustration operating AIX and could help a few of us here.

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/comm ... 02751d30e2
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/comm ... erview.pdf
https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/so ... alpha.html
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/linux/

Enjoy!

Re: YUM for AIX

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:40 am
by Raion-Fox
Eew redhat tools. I'd rather have a good pkgsrc.

Re: YUM for AIX

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:42 am
by Shiunbird
It is definitely better than figuring out everything manually. I've had my share of conflicting packages and frustrating dependency hunts...

Re: YUM for AIX

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:26 am
by ClassicHasClass
I just use rpm.

Re: YUM for AIX

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:36 pm
by astouffer
Finally. With rpm I had conflicts where X needed Y, so you try and install Y and it says it needs X... So the hell with it, force everything. You should have seen me trying to install ffmpeg. Nothing seems to compile cleanly with gcc either.

Re: YUM for AIX

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:27 am
by Shiunbird
astouffer wrote:Finally. With rpm I had conflicts where X needed Y, so you try and install Y and it says it needs X... So the hell with it, force everything. You should have seen me trying to install ffmpeg. Nothing seems to compile cleanly with gcc either.


Exactly the problems I've been having.
Compiling things on gcc never seem to go well, or I'm too stoopid.

What happens to me is... when I need to get things done with the machine I end up booting Linux, and once every few months I gather some energy, spend 3-4 days with AIX, get frustrated and give up. But now I think I will do a 7.1 clean install and try my luck again.

Re: YUM for AIX

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:48 pm
by ibmfiles
Shiunbird wrote:I was casually fooling around the Interwebs when somehow I ended up in the Linux Toolbox for AIX page and I noticed that it was refreshed (for the first time in years probably).

And... guess what? There's now YUM for AIX.
I'm sure that will eliminate 90% of my frustration operating AIX and could help a few of us here.

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/comm ... 02751d30e2
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/comm ... erview.pdf
https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/so ... alpha.html
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/linux/

Enjoy!


Oh wow, now I can actually set up the ol' IntelliStation and try installing some stuff later. ASSUMING it'll work fine with AIX 5.3 (later versions are really appropriate for a PowerPC anyways).


Raion-Fox wrote:Eew redhat tools. I'd rather have a good pkgsrc.


IBM invests to redhat, and sends over code and stuff. So it's not a surprise they've got the "redhat" bias. Which I can't say I'm a fan of redhat (is anyone, really?)


Shiunbird wrote:
astouffer wrote:Finally. With rpm I had conflicts where X needed Y, so you try and install Y and it says it needs X... So the hell with it, force everything. You should have seen me trying to install ffmpeg. Nothing seems to compile cleanly with gcc either.


Exactly the problems I've been having.
Compiling things on gcc never seem to go well, or I'm too stoopid.

What happens to me is... when I need to get things done with the machine I end up booting Linux, and once every few months I gather some energy, spend 3-4 days with AIX, get frustrated and give up. But now I think I will do a 7.1 clean install and try my luck again.


The AIX running man probably has developed a hernia by the amount of times he has belly flopped on failed SMITs. IBM should just freaking develop something more for the OS... for instance like USB storage that doesn't have a chance of getting corrupted.

Re: YUM for AIX

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 12:28 pm
by praetor242
AIX is my second favorite UNIXen after IRIX, but adding software to it is such a massive pain-in-the-ass. I co-manage a beefy ass POWER server with a buddy of mine, and we're eager to try it out.