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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 1, 2016

ship gcc with 5733OPS

Include GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) as 5733OPS option.

Use Case:

We find many are needing to compile native extensions for Node.js/Ruby/Python/(PHP?) which requires a C/C++ compiler. The frequency is growing for those asking for this on Today we use perzl's gcc (thanks Michael) but it would be great if it was included in 5733OPS because it is turning into a foundational need.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Apr 4, 2018

    This has been delivered as part of the IBM i RPM's Technology Preview. More information can be found at

  • 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 6, 2016

    With IBM's emphasis on open source, not having the GCC seems contradictory. This is not only for the projects listed, but other open source utilities--e.g., GnuPG, 7-zip, expect, etc.

  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #93899 in product IBM i.