Preface: Almost embarrassing how long it has taken me to get back here - but I have been busy with work (who hasn't) AND I took a vacation with neither laptop nor smartphone!
Rebirth of AIXTOOLS
One of my pet projects is porting to AIX. I am calling this effort "AIXTOOLS ". Nothing fancy. I wanted fancy, but don't have the time. So Simple instead! Although it does use "FancyIndex" to format the page! I had the site up about two years ago - briefly - but was not ready. I kept dreaming of "Fancy" - better simple than not at all - I hope.
Earlier this year I started at compiling a newer version of Apache, or httpd - from the source. There were little things that went wrong, things I did not like. I started communicating with the nice people at Apache HTTP Server Project. and asked if there was any interest from their side for packaging for AIX and they pointed me at the .spec file. Ugh! RPM. Being stubborn I tried NOT to learn how to read an RPM.spec file. I have a very strong preference for the native AIX installp format - so - I set about cleaning up a previous attempt to use the AIX tool mkinstallp. This was successful - and I hope build/aix directory will show up in Apache HTTP Server Project real soon (and also in apr and apr-util which Apache needs to build).
mkinstallp and buildaix
I started my first sourceforge project: mkinstallp. This was to get some feedback and I hope others do some quick builds of opensource packages that can use the sequence "./configure; make install" to compile and install a package - but now use my buildaix scripts do that but store the result in installp/ppc as an installable package, as if by magic.
As I said, not "Fancy" - just "FancyIndex" of the packages I have compiled and used "minimally" to build more packages. I have not tested exhaustively - although I do frequently use "make check" to test them. In short - ASIS - they can be found at AIXTOOLS. My "site" is using the ASF.httpd.powerpc.2.4.3.I Or, if you prefer to stay with httpd.2.2.X the latest version is: ASF.httpd.powerpc.2.2.23.I Note: you will also need the ASF.apr, ASF.apu and aixtools.pcre packages as well. And you might need to install an extra fileset from the AIX DVDs. I'll get around to getting the dependencies in the packages - someday. I decided that "now is the time", rather than wait for them to finish.
Do keep me posted on successes and failures! I will respond as I have time!