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  • 1.  Initial DNF Installation

    Posted Tue February 14, 2023 05:14 PM


    I am new to DNF and attempting an initial install on a pretty vanilla test system I just created via an RTE install of AIX 7200-05-03-2148.  I only have the below rpms on it:


    I was going to first try and just run the install script before destroying the above rpms but I can't get past the below error when trying to do the download:

    # ./dnf_aixtoolbox.sh -d
    Attempting download of dnf_bundle_aix_71_72.tar ...
    lwp-download: 503 Service Unavailable
    Failed to download dnf_bundle_aix_71_72.tar

    It appears to fail trying to access the below website to download the file in your code:

    echo "Attempting download of dnf_bundle_aix_71_72.tar ..."
    /usr/opt/perl5/bin/lwp-download http://public.dhe.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/ezinstall/ppc/dnf_bundle_aix_71_72.tar
    if [[ $? -ne 0 ]]
    echo "Failed to download dnf_bundle_aix_71_72.tar"
    cd - >/dev/null 2>&1
    rm -rf $tmppath

    Not sure how to determine why I can't access your site from the server.  I did manually downloaded  dnf_bundle_aix_71_72.tar file from my desktop and transferred it to the AIX machine, but not clear if I can use it with your script in this fashion as it is trying to do the download and failing at that point. Please Advise.

    Gary Rafidi

  • 2.  RE: Initial DNF Installation

    Posted Wed February 15, 2023 02:17 PM

    Oh my bad!  Turns out it was a firewall issue as it runs fine on a server on a different subnet.