The strengths of the AIX operating system are well known among the UNIX software community. Its reliability and great degree of scaling make AIX the perfect choice for hosting mission-critical applications. It is a robust and flexible operating system that meets all the requirements for the various demands of e-business environments. At the same time, Linux is maturing rapidly and generating excitement among software developers that has not been seen in many years.
This IBM Redbook will show you what you need to do to run Linux applications on pSeries. The AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications contains a large collection of Open Source and GNU software built for AIX 5L and AIX 4.3.3 for IBM pSeries systems and IBM RS/6000. This publication will help you comprehend and install the Toolbox, understand the procedure to follow for porting Open Source Software utilizing the Toolbox, and give a detailed description of a large number of the tools delivered in the Toolbox. It will also describe the procedure to install a native Linux operating system on several pSeries hardware types in detail, including some common Linux applications.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications Chapter 3. Porting Open Source Software to AIX Chapter 4. Graphical desktops Chapter 5. Native Linux on pSeries Chapter 6. Tools in the Toolbox