PASE Open Source

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What is RPM?

The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages. All of the PASE/AIX Open Source binary packages featured below have been packaged by RPM and can be found at Toolbox RPMs.

PASE enable RPM

To PASE enable RPM package download follow these steps:

  1. Follow the directions in link RPMScripts to install scripts and
  2. Follow the directions in link PackageManager to install the RPM package manager
  3. Download any of the packages from RPM List using

PASE script will automate the steps to setting up the RPM package manager. After setting up rpm and wget with the script, you may use the script to install AIX RPM packages directly from your System i /QOpenSys/download directory without using a Windows or Linux PC (assuming your System i firewall allows contact with outside sites).

  • To use the wwwinstall script:
    • signon (probably with a *SECOFR profile)
    • call qp2term
    • cd /QOpenSys/download
    • help
  • Or from batch job:
    • SBMJOB CMD(QSH CMD(‘/QOpenSys/usr/bin/sh -c “/QOpenSys/download/ getsomething” > /tmp/wwwinstall.txt 2>&1′))

(copied from YiPs Wiki)

5733-OPS IBM Open Source for PASE

IBM have begun to release open source tooling for PASE.