I'd prefer all open source is either provided by IBM 5733OPS or via the
community (using OBS approach or other). In my eyes perzl.org is a
stepping stone on our IBMiOSS journey. That doesn't mean I don't immensely
appreciate Perzl's efforts; but they do need to just be a stepping stone
and not a destination.


- Old versions. Some are kept up to date, some aren't.
- Locked paths for installation (KrengelTech in-house issues)
- Not a true package manager and instead we need things like
pkg-perzl-xxxxx.lst files in ibmichroot (listing of dependencies for

There are probably more I am not remembering, but that's plenty to justify
KrengelTech's pursuit of compiling our own stuff.

Aaron Bartell
litmis.com - Services for open source on IBM i

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 3:53 PM, John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx>

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 3:09 PM, Aaron Bartell <aaronbartell@xxxxxxxxx>
Vote if you'd like. Perzl covers GNU tar so there's a work around.
why I put it at medium priority.

This raises a philosophical or strategic quandary. Are we trying to
move in the direction of eventually not needing Perzl for anything, as
far as the i is concerned?

John Y.
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