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  • 1.  DNF Updating after install

    Posted Wed June 05, 2024 06:04 AM

    Hi

    We have successfully installed DNF using ESD-Toolbox_for_Linux_Apps_Common_7.1-7.3_112023_LKT010326.tar.gz and updated all listed rpms etc.

    Will a new ESD-Toolbox be issued along with the latest SP

    The customer would like all the rpms listed on the systems to be updated through DNF which should be rolled out quarterly for example 

    What should be the process so that all the latest rpms and pre reqs are downloaded and added to DNF repositories.

    thanks 



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    Brian Taylor
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  • 2.  RE: DNF Updating after install

    Posted Thu June 06, 2024 04:29 AM

    Hi Brian,

    The rpms are updated in the repositories on a regular basis, they can be updated by using the "dnf update" command.  This will download and install the latest versions. 

    If your AIX LPARs don't have direct access to the IBM repos, you could setup your own internal mirror of them on a machine that does.

    Phill.



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    Phill Rowbottom
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  • 3.  RE: DNF Updating after install

    Posted Thu June 06, 2024 10:54 AM

    Hi Brian,

    The plan is to update the toolbox media once in 6 months.

    You can expect the updated ESD-Toolbox be issued along with the latest SP.



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  • 4.  RE: DNF Updating after install

    Posted Wed June 12, 2024 10:13 AM

    hi

    I have downloaded the latest toolbox . My issue is the following  on how to update as after the last install we have the following directories still listed.

    Do we leave these directories in place before extracting the new toolbox

    CONTENTS.toolbox
    contrib
    docs
    ESD-Toolbox_for_Linux_Apps_Common_7.1-7.3_112023_LKT010326.tar.gz
    ezinstall
    installp
    LICENSES
    lost+found
    README.toolbox
    RPMS
    RPMS.bygroup
    SRPMS
    usr

    When we run the extract /mnt/ezinstall/ppc/dnf_aixtoolbox_local.sh /mnt does this just copy new files to the repository and install any as required.

    would we then run dnf update at this point to update all the latest issued rpms


     



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    Brian Taylor
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  • 5.  RE: DNF Updating after install

    Posted Fri June 14, 2024 05:34 AM

    Hi Brian,

    You can unmount /mnt and  just mount the latest media image with existing mount point(/mnt) you are using.

    This will have the latest toolbox media images at the same path without effecting your existing DNF setup.



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  • 6.  RE: DNF Updating after install

    Posted 26 days ago

    hi Sangamesh

    quick question before i update dnf repository.

    Even if DNF already installed do you have to run the ezinstall command every time you have downloaded the latest toolbox  or do you just change the DNF conf to point to the new toolbox directories

    thanks in advance

    Brian



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    Brian Taylor
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  • 7.  RE: DNF Updating after install

    Posted 26 days ago

    Hi Brian,

    If you mount the at the same mount point which is used before then you don't have to change anything.



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