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How to deal with tools not in conda

  • 1.  How to deal with tools not in conda

    Posted 02-11-2021 02:51

    Hi there,
    If I compare the Rocket Ported Tools and the new z/OS Miniconda I see that the following tools are in Rocket Ported Tools but not in z/OS Miniconda

    autoconf automake bison cvs expect
    findutils groff m4 mc nedit
    openssl31-bit pkg-config tcl webalizer

    (Ok, let us forget about cvs which is not really needed nowadays).

    There are some issues I have with the situation

    1. The tools missing are no longer available from the download page.
    2. Does it mean they are simply no longer offered by Rocket?
    3. If the missing tools shall be used I have to install them in a different location than the ones delivered via z/OS Miniconda

    3. is not really a good situation from an installation point of view.


    Do I miss anything? Any recommendations?

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    Thanks, Manfred



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    Manfred Lotz
    IBM
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  • 2.  RE: How to deal with tools not in conda

    Posted 02-11-2021 03:37

    Just thinking...

    Let us say I would do the following

    • create an internal conda channel
    • where I add all tools from Rocket Ported Tools which are not part of Rockets conda base installation and zoss-appdev channel
    • if I discover that Rocket has added such a tool to zoss-appdev I could remove it from my own channel


    Does this sound like a good idea?
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    Manfred



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    Manfred Lotz
    IBM
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  • 3.  RE: How to deal with tools not in conda

    Posted 02-11-2021 15:41
    Hi Manfred,

    That would be your best option.  We will be adding some of those tools into the Open AppDev bundle during 2021 as we convert them to automated porting and conda packaging focusing first on those most closely related to application development and DevOps.  Any new additions will be announced on this forum.

    -Peter

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    Peter Fandel
    Rocket Software
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  • 4.  RE: How to deal with tools not in conda

    Posted 02-12-2021 03:40
    Hi Peter,
    Thanks a lot for your confirmation.

    All the best,
    Manfred

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    Manfred Lotz
    IBM
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