AIX Toolbox for Open Source Software
GNU and open source tools for AIX
AIX® Toolbox for Open Source Software contains a collection of open source and GNU software built for AIX IBM Systems. These tools provide the basis of the development environment of choice for many Linux application developers. All the tools are packaged by using the easy to install RPM format. There is a strong affinity between Linux and AIX for applications. The AIX operating system (OS) has a long history of standards compliance, and it is generally straightforward to rebuild open source applications for AIX. The AIX Toolbox for Open Source Software demonstrates the strong affinity between Linux and AIX operating systems.
Uses of AIX Toolbox for Open Source Software
- Build and package open source software for use on AIX
- Run other popular software commonly found in Linux distributions
- Manage open source software by using the popular RPM package management system
- Develop new applications for the AIX OS by using GNU and open source software development tools
- Application Development: gcc, g++, gdb, rpm, cvs, automake, autoconf, libtool, git, subversion, gettext
- GNU base utilities: gawk, m4, indent, sed, tar, diffutils, findutils, grep, coreutils
- Programming Languages: perl, python, ruby, php
- System Utilities: emacs, vim, bzip2, gzip, rsync, wget, lsof, less, samba, zip, unzip
- Libraries: ncurses, readline, libxml2, libyaml, libpng, libjpeg, slang, db, glib2, zlib, gtk+
- System Shells: bash, tcsh, zsh
- Software Management: YUM
- Developing graphical user interface: gtk2+
- Cloud environment: cloud-init, python-swift
This software is offered on an "as-is" basis. For more information, see the licensing and installation instructions.
These packages are available for installation by using the rpm package manager. Download the AIX installation image for the rpm package manager for POWER (rpm.rte).
For installation tips, and news, refer to the AIX Toolbox for Open Source Software readme file (README.txt).
Links to source RPMs (SRPMs) are provided in "alphabetical" and "by date" download sites mentioned in the following resources section.
SRPMS contains source code, SPEC files, and any patches required to build binary RPM packages.