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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.