aixtoolbox-updates - check for and download updates to Aix Toolbox binary RPMs
aixtoolbox-updates [--arch architecture] [--debug] [--dir dir] [--help] [--host hostname] [-n | --no] [--os os-version] [-v | --verbose] [--version]
aixtoolbox-updates checks the Aix Toolbox FTP site for updates to the RPMs which are installed on the local machine, and downloads those which have been updated. It's neither polished nor bulletproof, but I'm releasing it as-is as I'm unlikely to improve either thing any time soon.
Override the architecture string. By default it's ppc. The other current possibility is ia64. Let me know if you know the right way for me to detect the correct setting for the host on which I'm running.
Turn debugging on.
Specify the path to the RPMS directory on the FTP host. See the --help for the default.
Show the usage message and die.
Specify the FTP host name. See the --help for the default.
Don't actually try to download any files. This also turns on --verbose.
Override the OS version. The default is the version on this machine.
Be more verbose. This causes packages to be output even if they're the current version.
Show the version number and exit.
Here's an excerpt of a sample run:
$ aixtoolbox-updates -v package installed available comparison ------- --------- --------- ---------- bzip2 1.0.1-6 1.0.1-6 ok cvs 1.11.1p1-1 1.11.1p1-2 updated db 2.7.7-3 2.7.7-4 updated diffutils 2.7-20 2.7-20 ok [...] ytalk 3.1.1-1 3.1.1-1 ok zip 2.3-1 2.3-2 updated zlib 1.1.3-10 1.1.3-10 ok zlib-devel 1.1.3-10 1.1.3-10 ok openssh 2.9.9p2-5 - gone openssh-clients 2.9.9p2-5 - gone [...] get cvs-1.11.1p1-2.aix4.3.ppc.rpm get db-2.7.7-4.aix4.3.ppc.rpm [...] get zip-2.3-2.aix4.3.ppc.rpm $ _
The architecture is hardcoded as ppc. Use
--arch ia64 if you're on that architecture, and let me know if you know the right way
for me to detect the correct setting for the host on which I'm running.
The code which splits the package name from the version given an RPM file name is ad-hoc and likely too fragile.
The code is licensed under the GNU GPL. Check http://www.argon.org/~roderick/ for updated versions.
Roderick Schertler <email@example.com>