How is your Security Blanket? All patched or needing repairs? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

I have submitted this to my BLOG - SecuringAIX , tweeted it, and now adding it here for good measure.

How long this has been live - I cannot say, but FLRT - Fix Level Recommendation Tool has a Security Tab with recent - and historical security patches, with CVE numbers, etc.

All easy to find right here !

new versions of perfpmr PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Last week perfpmr was updated for AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1. Considering updating your version sometime soon - so you already have it - should you need it! Here are the links to the latest versions (at time of writing, 26 Oct 2014).



Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 November 2014 )
working on gcc - part 2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

GCC from AIXTOOLS is getting closer

The bit of "MAGIC" I needed (missed in the bootstrap and install instructions) was to change the CONFIG_SHELL to /opt/bin/bash - as neither the default (/bin/sh)  nor /usr/bin/ksh could manage a shell syntax error. FYI: bash complains then moves on while sh and ksh exit. (and now that I think about it, maybe make -i (ignore errors) would have worked.

Read AIXTOOLS gcc page for more details

working on gcc from aixtools - part 1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Had a few hours to spare - and spent them continuing my study on packaging gcc for aixtools.

If you are curious on what I have run into (I do not see it as hopeless, just a bit confusing and sometimes daunting) take a look at my summary (and details) at AIXTOOLS GNU gcc page

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 November 2014 )
I'm going stircrazy! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

I guess I have been in bed too long. I must be some kind of crazy!

I just read the announcement that gcc 4.9.2 has been released - and I downloaded the sources.

At least 10 years ago I downloaded the current gcc sources and NEVER got a make to complete (so I have always admired the people who do).

I am considering even trying because some of the "independent developers" who work on gnu projects no longer share a principle that code should be portable. The para-phrased answer I have received when seeking assistence in packaging is that "we only code (test) for gcc. If it does not work without gcc - too bad for you. Get gcc"

So, more nightmare time - as probably the only way to compile gcc is to use gcc. Bootstrap problem... I must be crazy! Wink

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 )
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