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Forum: AIX 10-15-2019
1,886
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The gcc version is OS specific. For AIX 7.1 gcc...
The gcc version is OS specific. For AIX 7.1 gcc 6.3 should be used, not 9.

I have a couple of 7.1 systems and yum works. I recommend uninstalling gcc-9 (and libs) along with any dependents, and...
Forum: AIX 10-14-2019
1,886
Posted By topcat
Please consider setting up the AIX Toolbox. This...
Please consider setting up the AIX Toolbox. This will give you yum and anything else IBM has in the Toolbox. Instructions are available at:...
Forum: AIX 09-16-2019
3,537
Posted By topcat
Thanks for the interest :) I managed to score a...
Thanks for the interest :) I managed to score a couple of IBM power system drives on ebay and they seem to work just fine! I am only using them for data storage at the moment, no rootvg on them yet....
Forum: AIX 09-16-2019
2,375
Posted By topcat
FYI, I talked with the tmux developer, Nicholas,...
FYI, I talked with the tmux developer, Nicholas, and intend to support tmux development on AIX since he does not have access to an AIX box. Right now there is no official support for AIX and I hope...
Forum: AIX 09-12-2019
2,221
Posted By topcat
AIX 7.1 install media has OpenSSH 5.4. Please...
AIX 7.1 install media has OpenSSH 5.4. Please install both the openssl and openssh upgrades from the site linked above.
Forum: AIX 09-08-2019
2,375
Posted By topcat
Ok, tmux is now installed and running! Let's make...
Ok, tmux is now installed and running! Let's make it beautiful :)

1. Set terminal to 256 colour mode by setting TERM in your shell:
export TERM=xterm-256color 2. The IBM supplied terminfo...
Forum: AIX 09-08-2019
2,375
Posted By topcat
Thanks! I have successfully compiled tmux on my...
Thanks! I have successfully compiled tmux on my AIX 7.1 machine :). Here's a run down of what needs to be done:

1. Download latest tmux source code from github:
git clone...
Forum: AIX 09-07-2019
2,375
Posted By topcat
Tmux on AIX
Hi, I'm going to build tmux from source on AIX 7.1. Reasons:


Terminal multiplexers are a must :)
tmux is to GNU screen (part of Toolbox) what vim is to the default AIX vi.
The later...
Forum: AIX 09-07-2019
2,426
Posted By topcat
Just to update, I edited the file in question to...
Just to update, I edited the file in question to define the symbols. On my AIX 7.1 box this is need to make gcc compile code with C++11 turned on (the default). Posting this here in case anyone else...
Forum: AIX 09-01-2019
2,426
Posted By topcat
Errno.h symbols
Hi, I need to look at a recent copy of /usr/include/errno.h from AIX 7.2 to check some symbols. In particular, I'm curious if it defines EOWNERDEAD and ENOTRECOVERABLE. Can someone who has access to...
Forum: AIX 09-01-2019
4,358
Posted By topcat
mkinstallp - A search on the IBM Knowledge Center...
mkinstallp - A search on the IBM Knowledge Center website comes up with links for AIX 7.1 and 7.2

--- Post updated at 07:01 AM ---

Link: IBM Knowledge Center - Search...
Forum: AIX 08-20-2019
3,537
Posted By topcat
Once again, many thanks! This sort of information...
Once again, many thanks! This sort of information is very hard to find on the net! I'll keep posting updates as my project progresses.
Forum: AIX 08-20-2019
3,537
Posted By topcat
Thanks this is very useful. Yes this is for...
Thanks this is very useful. Yes this is for personal use only. There will be no data on it.

One more question, perhaps slightly off topic: is it possible to use non-IBM disks on this machine? As...
Forum: AIX 08-18-2019
3,537
Posted By topcat
Thanks for the documentation links! I'll find out...
Thanks for the documentation links! I'll find out and post back.
Forum: AIX 08-17-2019
3,537
Posted By topcat
Hard drive compatibility for POWER6 p520
Hi, I have recently inherited an old p520 from work running AIX 6.1, based on the POWER6 CPU. I'm planning to play around with it and use it to learn the system, so this is a purely personal project....
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