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AIXTOOLS / Re: Python 3 and PIPX on AIX 5.3
« Last post by Michael on October 05, 2021, 07:10:44 AM »
OK. I have something that should work on AIX 5.3 TL12. What is your os-level?

lslpp -L bos.mp64 ## will tell me what I need to know.

* the pudding!


root@x075:[/data/prj/python/py39-3.9.7]lslpp -L | grep py39
  aixtools.python.py39.adt   3.9.7.0    C     F    python py39 ADT files
  aixtools.python.py39.rte   3.9.7.0    C     F    python py39 05-Oct-2021
root@x075:[/data/prj/python/py39-3.9.7]pip3 install pipx
Collecting pipx
  Downloading pipx-0.16.4-py3-none-any.whl (53 kB)
     |################################| 53 kB 517 kB/s
Collecting packaging>=20.0
  Downloading packaging-21.0-py3-none-any.whl (40 kB)
     |################################| 40 kB 1.6 MB/s
Collecting argcomplete<2.0,>=1.9.4
  Downloading argcomplete-1.12.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl (38 kB)
Collecting userpath>=1.6.0
  Downloading userpath-1.7.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (14 kB)
Collecting pyparsing>=2.0.2
  Downloading pyparsing-2.4.7-py2.py3-none-any.whl (67 kB)
     |################################| 67 kB 1.5 MB/s
Collecting click
  Downloading click-8.0.1-py3-none-any.whl (97 kB)
     |################################| 97 kB 1.5 MB/s
Installing collected packages: pyparsing, click, userpath, packaging, argcomplete, pipx
Successfully installed argcomplete-1.12.3 click-8.0.1 packaging-21.0 pipx-0.16.4 pyparsing-2.4.7 userpath-1.7.0
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AIXTOOLS / Re: Python 3 and PIPX on AIX 5.3
« Last post by Michael on October 05, 2021, 06:17:34 AM »
Ah, I recall those bundles aka promotional packages of just about everything.

Great hit!

Tell me a bit about your system. Deskside with a graphics card? Or do you have it, like me, in your basement, and access via the network. And, does it have a tape drive, so yes, did you manage to get some tapes?

Michael
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AIXTOOLS / Re: Python 3 and PIPX on AIX 5.3
« Last post by james.gardner on October 04, 2021, 09:07:12 PM »
Michael,

Thanks for the information.  I managed to get a copy of the install media for 5.3 which appears to have the xlc compiler on it, I just haven't tried installing it yet.

Any directions you can give me on this would be great.

Jim
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AIXTOOLS / Re: Python 3 and PIPX on AIX 5.3
« Last post by Michael on October 04, 2021, 07:43:43 AM »
Glad to hear you are progressing.

re: pip(2) and EOL messages - can you give an example.

And, warning: with my python you need IBM xlc as compiler for mods that need a C compiler.
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AIXTOOLS / Python 3 and PIPX on AIX 5.3
« Last post by james.gardner on October 02, 2021, 07:57:47 PM »
Well, I have been making progress on some of the stuff I am playing with on my AIX 5.3 machine.  I was able to obtain a set of install media, so thanks for that.

I am trying to install a program that needs to be install using PIPX, which appears to need Python 3.

I was able to install python 2.7.13 and pip which runs fine, except I get a lot of EOL messages.

When I try to install PIPX it tells me that it needs Python 3.

I tried installing Python-3.6.12 and get errors messages, unless I'm not doing it right.

I saw a message from another user from 2019 saying he found a package aixtools.python3.3.5.2.0.I that he was able to install on his AIX 5.3 machines.  I can't find that package.  I found it listed on the AIXTools page, but the links don't work.  Any thoughts on how to get Python 3 loaded so I can load PIPX.

Jim
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Installation / Re: Help with AIX 5.3 on RS6000 P185
« Last post by Michael on September 03, 2021, 09:58:40 AM »
Installation media is not tied to a license.

The `license` has two components, iirc, use and support.

As you are not using it commercially - it is unlikely IBM will try and chase you down for a `use` license. Likely, you could not even get one if you tried. Absolutely certain you cannot get a support license (actually) agreement.

So, if you can get base media - you should be good to go - as long as the media is AIX 5.3 TL7 (or later).

And I doubt if it was ever in production - if it had been it would have had at least 5.3 TL7 SP1 installed.

Most of my OSS software has been packaged using an 5.3 TL7 setup, so they should load on your system (e.g., a more modern OpenSSH).

You should also checkout the publically available software from IBM. iirc, OpenSSL (and maybe OpenSSH) is packaged suitable for AIX 5.3. See: https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/reg/download.do?source=aixbp&lang=en_US&S_PKG=openssl&cp=UTF-8&dlmethod=http (what google finds, but does not work for me) or https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/pickUrxNew.do?source=aixbp)

Note: you need a (no charge) IBMid.
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Installation / Re: Help with AIX 5.3 on RS6000 P185
« Last post by james.gardner on September 02, 2021, 04:40:52 PM »
Thanks for your help Michael,

This system was purchased as-is on ebay from someone who had it in storage for years, so no installation media, just what was already installed on the system.

I had come to the conclusion that I need the fileset bos.adt.libm, which appears to be only available on the original installation media.  Sadly, since the system is so old and the software so old there does not appear any way to get that media or fileset.  I was hoping since it is EOL from IBM, and since I already have a running system, that it might be available from somewhere.

I believe this machine was actually in service at one point, so was probably installed at that time as up-to-date.

Is the installation media tied to a license, if I found AIX 5.3 installation media for sale would it work with my system?  Or, should I look for something to update to a newer version?  If so, do you know what level I should be looking for?  I did see a set of AIX 5.3 media on ebay, from Australia, for about $400.  This system is an Intellistation P185-7047.

Sorry for asking so many questions, I guess I should have done that before buying this system.

If you want to look at Bareos some time in the future, that would be great, and I would appreciate it, in the mean time do you have any other suggestions for backing up a mounted filesystem/directory to tape, and having the ability to restore it if necessary?

Have a great vacation, hope you're doing something fun.

Jim

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Installation / Re: Help with AIX 5.3 on RS6000 P185
« Last post by Michael on September 02, 2021, 09:28:45 AM »
The best would be to contact whoever you bought the system from and see if they have any installation media.

As I am sure you have seen elsewhere - you need the fileset `bos.adt.libm`

Even if I have it, providing it is a slippery sloop I have never gone done before.

As to your level of AIX - they installed from something 'ancient'.

I can replicate the oslevel - and try packaging `bareos`, but that will be a few weeks. I am on a vacation. :)

Happy hunting,
Michael
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Installation / Re: Help with AIX 5.3 on RS6000 P185
« Last post by james.gardner on September 02, 2021, 01:21:59 AM »
Michael,

Thanks you for responding and all that you do.

I worked on an RS6000 back in the early 90's and always wanted to have a unix box with terminals, etc to play with, so I bought this one.  I only did basic stuff on the old one and a lot of C and Cobol programming, of which I am now very rusty.

The NAS drives are mounted to the AIX system, so accessible for backup.  I just liked the way bareos worked and managed tapes.

OS Level:  5300-07-00-0000

lslpp:
  Fileset         Level     Action       Status       Date         Time       
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
  bos.rte.install
                  5.3.7.0   COMMIT       COMPLETE     12/02/10     14:38:10

ldd:
ldd: /mnt/personal/bareos/bareos-bareos-17.2: File is not an executable XCOFF file.

I unpack the bareos source and am trying to compile it.  I run "./configure --with-mysql" and then "make install".

I get the error below:

collect2: fatal error: library libm not found
compilation terminated.
make: 1254-004 The error code from the last command is 1.


Stop.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

Jim
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Installation / Re: Help with AIX 5.3 on RS6000 P185
« Last post by Michael on September 01, 2021, 02:47:20 PM »
re: backup and your NAS drives - is the NAS data available via NFS, or some other way?

If yes, there are some other ways to get the data to tape.
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