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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 17, 2019

Document how to migrate from 5733OPS to preferred distributions

I'd like to migrate from each installed option of 5733OPS to the preferred method of distribution and I'd like to see the documented steps to do so.

Use Case:

5733OPS has fallen out of favor

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Apr 17, 2019

    I believe simply abandoning 5733OPS and using iACS Tools -> Open Source Package Management is now adequate.

    I had hesitated before on this but my latest explorations seem to indicate that the yum regimen is a complete replacement for PASE.

    Some classic QSH programs will always be useful, e.g., the QSH grep command which understand EBCDIC.

    However, as Kevin Adler has pointed out elsewhere, a pipeline using iconv can feed EBCDIC diffs to gnu grep.

    So the yum packages are already sufficient and continue to expand their superset of old 5733OPS functionality.

  • Guest
    Apr 17, 2019

    There is a migration guide already available at

    If there are things you would like added or changed, feel free to contribute those changes (the documentation itself is open source) or create a new issue at