one week to go PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   
Having a great time in Greece - Island hopping vacation. When I am back I will update the website with news on new service packs and firmware. I also hope to have more news on newer versions of perl for AIX.
 
Perl 5.20.0 for AIX - real soon! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

I blame it all on ApacheTest Wink because I was trying to test the latest version httpd-2.4.10 and was getting lots of errors. Of course, perl-5.8.2 and perl-5.8.8 are properly ancient - while perl-5.10.1 is merely past end-of-life.

In short, I needed to do my testing on AIX 7.1 with the supported version of perl at v5.10.1. That was at least enough for the latest CPAN to load and to get the bundle ApacheTest to load.

Good news is: http-2.4.10 comes up with 0 errors - of all that were not skipped at least - AND, I nearly have perl v5.20.0 ready for trial for AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1 - as aixtools.perl.5.20.0.0.I

More news soon! Cool

 
re: packaging open source for AIX PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Finally have a bit of time for myself, closer to home - so I am getting back to basics and making more careful notes on things I (have to) do as I package old and new versions of httpd (apache) and php.

These two have always been my starting point - in order to host rootvg.net.

I have made some updates to http://www.aixtools.net - which is where I go ito more detail about the packaging process and what is available.

In short, just a update on what is going on re: packaging open source for AIX. And a way to get a blog out after a month of forgetfullness.

 
New Firmware available @IBM PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

I know I need to update the POWER& and POWER6! firmware pages - and expect to get around to that next week.

Maybe what is driving the flurry of updates is the corrections in openssl - but there are sure to be other things.

To help you out, short term - here is the link to the POWER7 Enterprise Firmware History .

 
openssl advisory 9 - 2014-06-11 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Seems we are up to advisory #9 for this year with regard to openssl.

We cannot get along without openssl/openssh these days. These are not, imho, by definition the worst risks we face - but it is bad practice to ignore them.

And remember the saying:

An unknown risk is an accepted Risk! See a copy of the IBM advisory here

 
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