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How I package OpenSource Packages
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The basics

Start with a fresh install of AIX – I focus on AIX 5.3 TL07 SP00.

The only “non-standard” packages are: openssh.base, bos.adt.insttools and bos.adt.libm. OpenSSH because I want it, bos.adt.insttools for the AIX command mkinstallp, and bos.adt.libm as it is needed by many things once you start compiling.

I also install my 'build' scripts – packaged as aixtools.buildaix (see

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 December 2017 )
AIX Benefits: "From Strength to Strength"
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Thanks to Nigel and "AIX Rebels" for getting a favorite document for many is back - and current - after lying idle (or stale) for two years.

To answer the question - anything new for AIX - just review AIX "From Strength to Strength"

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 October 2017 )
Building python packages using AIXTOOLS python
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Tools for AIX
My starting point is AIXL 5.3 TL7 - the TL/SP packaging that came out together with AIX 6.1.
There are some key differences - don't ask me what - but applications compiled on AIX 5.3 TL6 and earlier may have issues on AIX 5.3 TL7 and later. This process will also work with later versions of AIX.
Last Updated ( Friday, 08 September 2017 )
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