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Qshell df command is "slow" on detect disk space changes

df command under qshell shows a NOT updated percentage of used disk space if the disk space grows fast of get lower . It looks that the df commands "reads" a value that is updated every xx minutes ( maybe 20-30 mins) and it's NOT the current used ...
8 days ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

NGINX on IBMi baisc authentication support for system profiles

IBM Apache HTTP server supports PasswdFile %%SYSTEM%% for basic authentication. Would be great if Nginx on IBMi basic authentication also had support this
4 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Future consideration

Open Source Packeges - installed packages alignment between cluster partitions

Hello all, we'd like to have a procedure or a product (including it in PowerHA should be perfect) to have the installed open source packages aligned between two or more partitions. In our case we have a powerHA cluster of 3 nodes, and other 3 sate...
4 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Future consideration

include MAN pages for SAMBA PTF

since SAMBA support is installed using the open source toolset, it would be most helpful for the MAN pages to be included. Use Case: since manpages are supported with opensource installed, having the man pages will help if configuration help is ne...
5 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Enhance PASE APIs _ILECALL/_ILECALLX to Pass Operational Descriptors

Allow _ILECALL() and _ILECALLX() to pass operational descriptors when calling an ILE procedure, if they are not already capable of this, and provide documentation. There is already a pointer field for the operational descriptor in the ILEarglist_b...
5 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

PASE - Allow to run while on restricted state

This RFE is connected with #154063 For a better integration with Open Source tools it would be great to allow commands in PASE while system is in restricted stated.Even without TCP services will be useful. I can think of two scenarios:* PASE can r...
6 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Not under consideration

Add command "dialog" to PASE

Please, port "dialog" command to PASE, so we can create powerful menues for OSS applications, scripts, etc. Use Case: We have created a PoC with ANSI menues to backup IBM i to IBM Cloud Object Storage easily, but it's complex to use for the averag...
9 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

ClamAV rpm requested for IBM i

Please may we have a port of ClamAV (already available on AIX) for the IBM i platform incuding back to 7.1 :-) Use Case: Ability to run Open Source AV on the IBM i platform.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Planned for future release

Port of tesseract OCR to the open source packages

Tesseract optical character recognition engine port to IBM will provide convenience and lower costs in building image-processing applications. Reasons for this poer are the followingThe first reason is convenience -- the C++ version of Tesseract c...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Planned for future release

Add "tig" to yum repo

"Tig is an ncurses-based text-mode interface for git. It functions mainly as a Git repository browser, but can also assist in staging changes for commit at chunk level and act as a pager for output from various Git commands." (from https://github....
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Planned for future release