Displaying and Installing Patches

  • instfix -iv - will show all installed fixes (AKA patches)
  • instfix -ivk patchid - will sow if the specifed fix is installed
  • instfix -k patchid -d source - will install specified fix from source directory given

Displaying and Installing Additional Software

  • lslpp -L - shows all installed software
  • smit install_latest - will invoke smit in software install mode. Menus will prompt you for the source (e.g. /dev/cd0) and give you install options.
  • smit -C install /path/to/rpm.rte - Allow you intall later some intersting rpm's for Linux repositories (rpm.rte is available here : http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/linux/toolbox/download.html)

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