AIX Open Source Packages
On this website you find AIXTM Open Source packages which I have compiled, tested (as much as I can) and packaged on AIX5L V5.1 or higher. They are intended to replace 100%-compatible the IBMTM AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications. These packages are provided as-is, meaning I support them as much as I can (bug reports and fixes are always very much welcome) -- please also check the Legal Disclaimer.
If you have questions you can contact me (Michael Perzl) at
Unless there is a specific RPM for a higher AIX version than V5.1 available you are always safe to use the AIX5L V5.1 version. AIX has excellent binary compatibility and therefore I intentionally use a rather early level of AIX5L V5.1 to build my packages. They should all run on later AIX versions with no problems. Exceptions to this rule are some very OS-version specific RPMs, e.g., GCC.
If you update to the latest version of openssl then you might run into similar problems like this one below:
root@aix51> wget Could not load program wget: Symbol resolution failed for wget because: Symbol SSLv2_client_method (number 171) is not exported from dependent module /opt/freeware/lib/libssl.so. Examine .loader section symbols with the 'dump -Tv' command.
The reason for that is that with this latest version of OpenSSL SSLv2 default builds have been disabled.
I am checking which RPMs are affected by this and will recompile them against the latest version of OpenSSL V1.0.1s accordingly.
Here are direct links to all
Here are direct links to the latest binary RPMs for the following AIX versions:
Here are direct links to the latest and fully compatible binary RPMs for the following AIX versions. The difference to the latest versions listed above is that the filesets
Please look at the instructions here if you
Please check out the FAQs if you encounter any problems.
As the list of available packages became to long I have moved it to a separate page in order to speed up downloading of the homepage. Here is the list of available AIX Open Source packages.
Currently in the works, hopefully soon to come (listed alphabetically, not necessarily coming in that order):
Some other websites/repositories with AIX Open Source software which might be useful can be found at:
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