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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 2, 2016

Deliver wget or curl as part of PASE

Deliver wget or curl as part of the base PASE, or rather, make sure wget or curl comes preloaded on all IBM i operating system installations. This would be instead of delivering it with 5733OPS.

Use Case:

As we gain momentum with open source on IBM i we're finding there are a few steps here and there that aren't huge issues but they definitely slow down adoption. The reason being is then installation of new software could be streamlined. For example, here's how the rvm (Ruby Version Manager) is installed:

$ curl -sSL | bash -s stable

The curl program is used to download an initial bash script that is then immediately invoked. Nice and simple. Other utilities take this approach.

The alternative is to first navigate to a website, download a zip, unzip on desktop, upload to IBM i, and finally, invoke from a shell.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2016

    .Sorry for not clarifying earlier. The delivery of 5733OPS helps to provide an important distinction between base environment and optional add-ons. We will continue to leverage 5733OPS to deliver such new function.

  • Guest
    Nov 15, 2016

    I'm agree with aaronbartell.

    This RFE is a great improvement for Open Source usage on IBM i.

    Ca you explain why you decline it?


  • Guest
    Nov 14, 2016

    This RFE previously had a status of "Planned for future release" and then today it was set to "Declined". I was curious if somebody at IBM could shed some light.

    Thanks again for all the PASE attention.

  • Guest
    Sep 30, 2016

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - PASE, Open Source
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - PASE, Open Source
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Sep 3, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #94012 in product IBM i.