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  • 1.  Python 3 install on z/OS

    Posted 12-28-2017 16:03

    Hi, I’m attempting to install Python 3 and it was going well until the unpack step. Previous to this I downloaded and installed gzip, perl, and bash, all without any issues. After issuing gzip -d -c /dir/python-2017-04-12-py36.tar.gz | tar xoUXf -
    The command was accepted and appears to be running, my screen has been refreshing for an hour or more. It appears that each file that is unpacked or untersed is writing to my OMVS session, is that normal? Is it normal for this to run for longer than an hour?

    Including a snap shot of some of the output:

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    #01#COMMENT=processing this file, the last special header file in this
    #01#COMMENT=archive contains information describing how a user can
    #01#COMMENT=manually restore the file or attribute(s) described in this
    #01#COMMENT=and all other special headers contained in this archive.

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    z/OS 2.2, issued all commands via OMVS, added env vars to my .profile
    New to z/Unix and a novice w/ Unix in general
    Installing Python for play

    Thanks
    Nathan



  • 2.  RE: Python 3 install on z/OS

    Posted 12-28-2017 18:25

    My key mapping for ‘pipe’ was the wrong pipe.
    Disregard