Rocket Open-Source Languages and Tools for z/OS

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Rocket Open Source Languages and Tools empowers you to develop according to your preferred formats including Git, R and Python.

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  • That was it - I had to run from memory (which was obviously faulty) as the miniconda installation did not setup the .condarc with a channels section. Is there any reason why miniconda installation can't setup the public channel is the user indicates ...

  • Hi Gary, It's a bug in the build of sudo. The build with the fix is available for customers on support contract since February. Per our policy, fixes are moved from the secure to the public conda channel after a six month delay. Thanks, ------------------------------ ...

  • Lionel, we have yet to see any evidence this is a bug in z/OS conda or z/OS Miniconda. A large majority of our user base and 100% of our customers on support contracts have not encountered this issue and we remain confident that conda was the right choice ...

  • Hi Tonny, Good catch! There was a bit of mess and I have fixed the files, but due to approval process they will be updated on Salesforce in a few days. The last parameter in the command " conda create --name <env> --channel zoss-appdev --file" is ...

  • Bill, OEDIT can tag files when you choose ASCII or UTF-8 on the Edit Entry panel. However, it sets a 'mixed encoding' tag, which is treated just like 'untagged' by bash. I'd recommend to avoid mixed-encoding tags in general. Untagged or mixed-tag ASCII ...


  • z/OS sudo-1.8.21p2-7 resolves CVE-2021-3156

    A new release of sudo (sudo-1.8.21p2-7) is now available for download and install via conda from Rocket's secure conda channel server.

    This release contains the patch to resolve the security vulnerability CVE-2021-3156.
  • Introducing z/OS conda for download and deployment of z/OS open source products

    Rocket has moved to a new system – conda – for downloading, installing, and upgrading all z/OS open source ports developed by Rocket.  With conda, a single command can replace dozens of steps and commands previously required to install some open source products.  For example, installing z/OS Git with its dependencies formerly required over thirty steps but now can be accomplished with a single conda command.

    Conda is an open source tool ideally suited for delivery and deployment of software on the mainframe due to its channel concept and multiple types of channels supporting varying degrees of security including file channels for air-gapped systems. Rocket has set up two internet channels from which you can download z/OS open source ports using conda – one public and open to all, the other a secure channel server on premise at Rocket available only to Rocket customers on a support plan.

    z/OS Miniconda is a free bundle of open source containing everything you need to run conda on z/OS. To get started using conda you need to install z/OS Miniconda on your z/OS system.

    To download z/OS Miniconda, complete the following steps:

    1. Sign in to the Rocket Community Portal.
    2. Click Downloads from the navigation menu. A list of available Rocket products for your account appears.
    3. Select z/OpenSource.
    4. Type 'Miniconda' in the search box to filter the list of available downloads.
    5. Click the filtered ID A dialog window appears with the files that are required for setup.
    6. Click each file to download them to your system.
    7. Using a FTP or SFTP client transfer the setup files to z/OS:
      1. miniconda-py37-zos-<yyyy-mm-dd>.run
      2. appdev_bundle_X.Y.txt

    Full documentation on z/OS Miniconda is contained within zOS_Miniconda_Documentation_<date>.pdf.

    Learn more about conda here.

    Note, Rocket is decommissioning the old download and install system for all open source products except for z/OS Miniconda itself.