Prerequisite AIX packages for installing Global Mailbox

If you plan to install Global Mailbox on AIX, you must ensure that certain AIX packages are downloaded and installed on the AIX system before you install Global Mailbox.

Install the following packages in order on AIX before you install Global Mailbox using the rpm command, for example rpm -Uhv <RPM PACKAGE NAME>.rpm:

  1. libgcc-6.3.0-1.aix7.1.ppc.rpm
  2. libstdcplusplus-6.3.0-1.aix7.1.ppc.rpm
  3. gmp-5.1.3-2.aix6.1.ppc.rpm
  4. info-4.6-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
  5. gettext-0.19.7-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm
  6. coreutils-8.25-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm
  7. findutils-4.4.2-3.aix6.1.ppc.rpmpm
  8. gawk-3.1.3-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
  9. grep-2.22-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm
  10. sed-4.1.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
  11. ncurses-6.0-1.aix6.1.ppc.rpm

You can download the packages from You can get a list of installed packages from command line using the rpm -qacommand.

After installing the above packages, complete the following steps to verify your installations and environment configuration:
  1. Open the /etc/environment file in a text editor, and add /usr/linux/bin to PATH variable at bottom of the file.
  2. In /etc/environment file, ensure that the PATH variable includes the Java executable
  3. Restart the AIX server
  4. Open new session of Shell/PuTTYand run the readlink command from command line. For example, running readlink --help should display help for the command. If you cannot run readlink, repeat the procedures on this page reinstall and reconfigure the AIX environment.