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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 3, 2022

Yum on AIX - Avoid yumrepo listing via http and use another Method

Hi Team,

We are using yum on AIX and using https to list the RPM's and the directories same as its listed at IBM site

For Example: We are using baseurl and https as suggested by IBM (example below):

name=AIX 7.2 specific repository

Instead of baseurl I know we can use other methods like file and few others stuffs to list but have not tested it yet.

Can you please provide a method other than baseurl which has been tested on AIX and works for yum functionality.

Please let me know if something is not clear and I am happy to explain. Thanks.

Manish Anand

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 14, 2022

    AIX open source software forum can be used for these kind of discussions.

  • Guest
    Jan 14, 2022

    ok, Thanks for the reply.

    The reason I asked is because as per IBM recommendation http was used in the example.

    If file option would work as per the generic available docs for yum, I am fine for you to close this. We will test and revert if we need more info from IBM.

  • Guest
    Jan 12, 2022

    .yum is an open source tool and the documentation is publicly available. The file/// option will work similar to as on other platform.
    We do not have any specific documentation about how to use file/// in conf file for AIX because it will work as it works on other platform.
    You will have to create a local repository on system and put the location of repo file path in the file///.

  • Guest
    Jan 11, 2022

    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes, I have read about listing this via file://. Can I have detailed info or documentation IBM have how to setup and list the contents using 'file' option please. Thanks.


  • Guest
    Jan 10, 2022

    AIX Toolbox yum/dnf support generally same protocol as supported by opensource yum/dnf.
    This includes ftp://, http://, https://, file://
    You can use file:// if repository is located locally or ftp://, http://, https:// for remote repo.

    Kindly let us know if this resolves your query or provide us more information about the query.