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Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

Peter Fandel04-15-2016 14:45

Peter Fandel01-11-2017 08:12

  • 1.  Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 02-19-2016 09:43

    All of the Rocket z/OS ports of open source languages and tools are available for download from the Rocket Community website downloads page.

    Log in to the Rocket Community here: https://my.rocketsoftware.com/RocketCommunity/RCLogin

    If you do not have an account, you can request one here at no cost.

    All downloads are meant to be unpacked on z/OS. However, most people first download to a PC and then transfer to z/OS (e.g. via SFTP) for unpacking. Be sure to use binary mode when transferring!

    Other forum posts cover unpacking, version and README info, and installation generalities.



  • 2.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 03-03-2016 17:09

    Downloads seem to be corrupted. I’ve downloaded several of the tools, then binary FTP’d (also tried SFTP) to my system. All fail to decompress. Example:

    $ tar -zxvf bash-4.2_b0004.160229.tar.gz
    tar: decompress: FSUM6636 not in compressed format

    Also, gzip fails to untar:

    $ tar -xovf gzip-1.6-edc_b0005.160229.tar
    tar: checksum error on tape (got 28c8, expected 0)



  • 3.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 03-03-2016 19:08

    Sorry for screw-up. New downloads in place. However, new bash is not downloading. Seems to be a problem with our download web infrastructure affecting only this tool.



  • 4.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 03-04-2016 09:52

    Web download infrastructure problem also now fixed. All tools including bash have been re-uploaded and download tested.



  • 5.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 03-07-2016 16:59

    Thanks. They work now.



  • 6.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-11-2016 09:10

    I am trying to download the tools and I am getting the same problems listed here. Were the products uploaded again recently?



  • 7.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-11-2016 09:38

    Hi Patti,
    Did you read this other post? It may help.

    http://forum.rocketsoftware.com/t/unpacking-tool-distributions/211


  • 8.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-11-2016 11:04

    Yes, I read the post. I also read the post about z/OS 1.13. The tar is not working for gzip either.



  • 9.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-11-2016 18:00

    I took the time to do an end-to-end test just now. Requested download, got email, clicked link, downloaded gzip 1.6 to my PC, transferred from PC to z/OS USS in binary mode, once in USS, I applied “tar -xovf” command to unpack gzip. All worked correctly. Also sucessfully tested gunzip to unpack bash download downloaded and transferred in the same way.

    Did you use binary mode when transferring the distributions into USS?



  • 10.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-12-2016 07:26

    Yes, I even tried it with two different programs. I will start over and see how it goes.



  • 11.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-12-2016 15:18

    Hello -

    I have tried to obtain the download links a couple of times with no success. Due to aggressive SPAM filtering, that is beyond my control, it seems that I am unable to receive an email from portedtools@rocketsoftware,com (although noreply@rocketsoftware.com worked fine). This is likely due to the email service provider that is sending the email being flagged as a source of undesired email and being blocked. Unfortunately, this is not the first time I have had this problem. Is there an alternate method to obtain the download links?

    Thank you.



  • 12.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-12-2016 16:36

    Hi Fred, At present there is no other download mechanism nor to my knowledge plans for alternatives.



  • 13.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-13-2016 07:39

    Fred,
    I had my co-worker whitelist portedtools@rocketsoftware.com. That seems to have worked. I hope this helps.



  • 14.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-12-2016 15:21

    I am still getting the same error on the gzip download:

    -rw-r–r-- 1 PNEUMAN OMVSGRP 999928 Apr 12 15:09 gzip-1.6-edc_b0005.160229.tar
    PNEUMAN(/usr/local)$ tar -xovf gzip-1.6-edc_b0005.160229.tar
    tar: checksum error on tape (got 42e5, expected 0)

    I am downloading from the web page, using Ipswitch WS FTP Pro 12.4. The transfer mode is set to binary. I am transferring to a z/10 bc running z/OS 2.1.0 (SPLevel 7.2.1). Is it possible to ftp the files directly to the mainframe?



  • 15.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-12-2016 16:31

    Hi Patti,

    I am sorry you are having troubles. Below is a command I ran to display the first few bytes of the tar as it should look. If you downloaded the same tar, run this command, and see a different set of bytes, then somewhere along the way the tar got corrupted. I used Firefox 45.0.1 to download to my PC and transferred to USS using WinSCP 5.7.6 (in binary mode).

    od -t x1 < gzip-1.6-edc_b0005.160229.tar | head

    0000000000 2E 2F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    0000000020 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    *
    0000000140 00 00 00 00 30 30 30 37 37 35 20 00 30 30 33 31
    0000000160 34 36 20 00 30 30 30 37 36 35 20 00 30 30 30 30
    0000000200 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 20 31 32 36 36 34 37 35 37
    0000000220 35 36 36 20 30 31 31 31 31 33 20 00 35 00 00 00
    0000000240 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    *
    0000000400 00 75 73 74 61 72 00 30 30 50 44 4B 55 5A 4D 00



  • 16.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-14-2016 08:04

    Well, I figured out my problem. I was using sftp in WinSCP to transfer the files. I changed it to an ftp connection and the files transferred correctly. On to the install. Thanks for all your help.



  • 17.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 04-15-2016 14:45

    You are most welcome Patti



  • 18.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 05-16-2016 06:54

    Hello,

    I have received following download link, but when I opened it with firefox, the “expired” message was prompted. How can I fix this problem? Thanks.



  • 19.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 05-16-2016 11:24

    This appears to be a new problem. I just reproduced it myself. I have assigned this to our web team to resolve. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for letting us know.
    -Peter



  • 20.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 05-16-2016 11:48

    Thanks for your quick response. Please let me know once the problem is fixed. Thanks again.



  • 21.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 05-16-2016 11:50

    This problem should be resolved now. Please try again. You can try again the link in your existing email and it should now work.
    I apologize for the inconvenience.
    Best Regards,
    -Peter



  • 22.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 08-17-2016 20:33

    Hi friends from Rocket

    I’m having problems to download Bash 4.2.3.
    The error message says: The download link to the file or folder has expired!

    Thank you,

    Philippe



  • 23.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 08-22-2016 09:27

    Sorry for the delay. Problem confirmed. Will get this fixed ASAP and post again once it is confirmed working.
    -Peter



  • 24.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 08-22-2016 09:32

    Please try again. Provided your existing link ends with ‘BB0075’ then that link should work. Otherwise, please obtain a new link from the download page.
    Best,
    -Peter



  • 25.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 08-22-2016 08:47

    Hello - I am receiving the same error as philip above - “The download link to the file or folder has expired!”



  • 26.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 08-22-2016 09:28

    Sorry for the delay. Problem confirmed. Will get this fixed ASAP and post again once it is confirmed working.
    -Peter



  • 27.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 08-22-2016 09:32

    Please try again. Provided your existing link ends with ‘BB0075’ then that link should work. Otherwise, please obtain a new link from the download page.
    Best,
    -Peter



  • 28.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 10-05-2016 07:27

    Is there any way to prevent being asked from all my contact info any time I come back and look for an update to something I have already downloaded?
    I am tired and answer all those question each and every time I visit your site. it’s annoying at best and a pain is more more like it.

    I’ve already registered for download like 10 time this year. it’s getting to be enough of an issue for me to drop all of your products from our system. you have my info. you do not need to constantly ask for it because I want to pull latest code.



  • 29.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 10-05-2016 08:48

    I completely agree Sandra. I will see if I can do something about it.



  • 30.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 10-05-2016 12:41

    This issue should now be resolved though it may be only for future links.



  • 31.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 10-12-2016 04:34

    Hi Pfandel,
    I try to download the z/os Open Source Tools (openssl)
    My registration seems to be successful, I received the download link, but each time I click on the DOWNLOAD button (even if I’m getting the Welcome back message), I’m back to the “Thanks for your interested page”, and no download is starting… I’m looping ! Any idea of what I’m doing wrong ? Thanks 4 yr help. BR.



  • 32.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 10-12-2016 09:58

    We are having a new problem with downloads. As yet unresolved. Please check out this other topic for workarounds and other user experience.



  • 33.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 11-29-2016 05:12

    Hi,
    I have problem with downloading anything:

    After clicking on download link (or pasting it to another browser) it hangs on “Loading…” message. Tried 4 different browsers and nothing. Could you please help with getting gzip and python for z/os?



  • 34.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 11-30-2016 01:37

    Hi Levant,
    I reported this issue to website maintenance team. I will let you know when it is resolved soon.
    Thanks for your patience.
    Regards,
    -Baoyuan



  • 35.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 11-30-2016 08:47

    Gzip download link updated.



  • 36.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 11-29-2016 14:23

    Hi there,

    We are having the same problem (trying to download PHP) using both Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox. The “Loading …” icon just sits there and nothing happens.



  • 37.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 11-30-2016 01:37

    Hi mountie1,
    I reported this issue to website maintenance team. I will let you know when it is resolved soon.
    Thanks for your patience.
    Regards,
    -Baoyuan



  • 38.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 11-30-2016 08:45

    PHP download link has been updated.



  • 39.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 11-30-2016 09:08

    Could you please also update link for Python?



  • 40.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 11-30-2016 13:16

    Hello Rocket Software,

    I retried the process for downloading PHP again, i.e., I completed the form requesting my name, etc. I received the Get your downloads" e-mail, which contains a line that has two links:

    Download php-544, or access all z/OS Open Source Tools.

    (where “php-544” is one hyperlink and “access all z/OS Open Source Tools” is another).
    Clicking on the “php-544” link does nothing but open a blank page (about:blank). If I look at the actual e-mail text there is no link in the e-mail source. If I click on the “access all z/OS Open Source Tools”, I actually get a Web page, however, all of the “Loading …” icons are not selectable.

    I was able to download PHP via the link pfandel supplied in entry above. However, now I’m looking for PERL and CURL, Can you supply functioning download links for those products in this forum until whatever is wrong with the process is corrected ?

    Thanks



  • 41.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 11-30-2016 23:06

    Sorry for the troubles. I am assured that our auto download link generation code is now working again. Please try again.



  • 42.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 12-02-2016 12:54

    Hello Rocket Software,
    I retried downloading PERL and CURL and both download processes worked without any problem.
    Thanks for resolving this issue,
    Mark Jackson,
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).



  • 43.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 01-05-2017 04:26

    the download loop problem still exists, could you give the download link for Python?



  • 44.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 12-02-2016 05:19

    Hi, I have registered and received the email from portedtools.

    However, the download link is not an actual ‘active’ link – so I am provided no way with actually downloading the tools:

    I am interested in downloading bash.

    So it seems my problem is similar to mountie1 - except I don’t actually get a link on the ‘Download’ text.



  • 45.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 12-20-2016 17:03

    Peter, I’m in the same register / download / register loop as described elsewhere. I’m trying to download the latest perl 5.22.0, I used the link that I was sent today via e-mail, and when I go to the web page from the e-mail and click on the download button, it takes me right back to the “register for free tools” page. I’ve tried 2 different browsers. This has been going on (intermittently) since this site has existed, and it’s maddening (you know the line about “going crazy is a much shorter trip for some than for others”, right?). What about making it mandatory to join the Software Forum, and just key the download authorization off of those credentials? If you’re trying to track who downloaded what and when, this should give it to you. Also, it would be helpful if the full version of the file (i.e. like “perl-5.22.0_b0004.160229.tar.gz” was available right on the download page, that way you could tell just by looking at the full file name whether there was a newer copy of the file to download than the one you have…

    In the meantime, any bypass available for the problem?

    Thanks,
    -Mike



  • 46.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 01-05-2017 08:28


  • 47.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 01-05-2017 11:04

    same Looping prob for curl download.



  • 48.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 01-06-2017 08:12

    I’m also in the same register / download / register loop. Tried to download Perl, DiffUtil, Git. I hope it resolve in the near future.



  • 49.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 01-09-2017 11:01

    For those stuck in the endless registration loop, I have a couple of questions so we can track down where the problem is:

    1. Are you using the same browser to register as you are using to access the download URL in the email?
    2. Do you have cookies enabled?
    3. There are 2 links in the email, the first is a direct download and the other goes to a web page to download all the tools. Does the direct download link in the email work?

    Thank you,
    Chris



  • 50.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 01-10-2017 14:35

    I just registered to download perl and did not see the download link in the email in Outlook. All it showed was
    Download , or access all z/OS Open Source Tools.
    However if you save the email and look at the source you will see the download link after the word Download

    Al



  • 51.  RE: Downloading Rocket z/OS Open Source Languages and Tools

    Posted 01-10-2017 14:59

    Which version of perl did you try to download?