On 17/06/2009, at 7:26 AM, Raymond Luong wrote:

I'm trying to port gcc, make, openssl, ruby and subversion over to OS400. Has it been done and anyone knows where I can get some instruction on it?

Subversion has already been done by SoftLanding. Use Google to locate.

The others will run in PASE (if that's what you're after). If you want native then I think you'll have to do it yourself. Because the AIX binaries of these tools run in PASE no one can be bothered doing a native port.

If you are intending native ports then forget gcc--you'll never get it to create *MODULE objects. You'll have to get the tool source to compile in the ILE C compiler.

If you just want to run in PASE then use Google again to locate information. For example, Ruby instructions can be found at:


IBM has a Unix Porting tips web site. Again Google is your friend.

Simon Coulter.
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