Recommended packages after a RHEL 6.1 installation
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NOTE: That "enabled RHEL 6 yum repo" is an important assumption. You can check that you have that enabled with the command
# yum repolist
and look for the base "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6Server - ppc64" repo.
The second note is these instructions assume you can get through company firewall's to get to outside repositories. You will require firewall access to public.dhe.ibm.com (18.104.22.168) and lin
First, we highly recommend the new yum repo process. So to start, go to
and under the Yum repository section at the top of the page, click on the Learn more and download tools. Course, you could skip a step and just click on that "learn more" link here.
From the yum page, there a Configuration RPM file that you need to download and install on your system. In my case and at this time, the file I downloaded was named ibm-
Step 1: rpm -i ibm-
Step 2: yum install ibm-
In my case, the results of this command were:
sqlite.ppc 0:3.6.20-1.el6 src.ppc 0:22.214.171.124-11277
Finally, we very often take advantage of the latest Advance Toolchain compilers and optimized system libraries, so the last step for now is to install the latest Advance Toolchain 5.0 packages.
Step 3: yum install adva
There are of course more packages, more recommendations, more tools. But this should get you started. You might consider the IBM SDK. We always recommend oprofile on your system.