Subject: Re: Poor state of AIX support
To: Adam Hamsik <>
From: Louis Guillaume <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/31/2007 14:42:22
Adam Hamsik wrote:

> I have one old RS6000 with Aix 5.3 installed I have to install pkgsrc, 
> ssh there and then I can test pkgsrc there, too. It is not production 
> server therefore I can do whatever I want with it. Do you have some tips 
> how to install gcc on Aix ?

You'll need to install the "AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications" which 
essentially is installing the rpm.rte fileset, which provides rpm.

Then there's a whole bunch of rpms (including gcc) on this site...

... as far as I know you have to resolve the dependencies manually. But 
I haven't tried to set up some kind of PKG_PATH equivalent for this.

I've heard that there could be issues using GCC on AIX. If your system 
has xlC its supposedly better off. However I've never had an opportunity 
to try that out as it costs a good chunk of $$.

Hope that helps...