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Third party URL for RPM repositories in "Manage Open Source Packages" in ACS
The new feature in ACS for managing open source RPM packages is great. However, it only covers IBM delivered RPM from the official IBM site.
There is many other open source packages out there used today as building blocks for modern applications . I.e packages are available to download from "AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications" among RPM's from IBM solution vendors ( like my own company). hosted on local websites.
It would be a pleasure with an extra tab in ACS / Open source manager to allow specifying the URL for any repository out there. The underlying YUM command allows this feature, so the proposed tab could in theory be possible to implement.
Case1: When our company deliver software - we use RPM's along with other mechanisms. For software vendors like us it would be a great pleasure to have a common way to distribute open source software for the IBMi in a manageable and robust way supported by IBM - Especially from a dependency perspective.
Case2: IBM have not (yet) ported all open source packages that actually runs on the IBMi in PASE. So meanwhile - we need to have a manageable way to introduce packages from i.e. Perzl and "AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications" that are required in existing running application. Otherwise we will still need to use Perzl
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