Open Source Software for z/OS and OS/390 UNIX
Below is open source software for z/OS and OS/390 UNIX. It was originally distributed on CD as additional material with the redbook Open Source Software on OS/390 UNIX, SG24-5944-00, which was written in 2000, and updated as Open Source Software on z/OS and OS/390 UNIX, SG24-5944-01 which was written in 2001.
Click here for a pdf version of the redbook. For each package listed below, a chapter exists in the redbook describing in more detail the package and providing tips on installation and porting.
Installing the Binary Tar File The binaries were created from a source code install on OS/390 V2R9, so they should work on release 7 or later. These were *not* tested real well. The binary distribtion is also compressed, so after moving it to OS/390 in binary, it can be unwound with the command:
$ pax -rzf 5944-01.binaries.tar.Z.bin Credit A lot of people deserve credit for all this code: GNU, of course, MKS did a lot of work, the redbook team did a lot of work. Greg Smith, Preston Bannister of NSA, Peter Prymmer of Forte, Wayne Johnson, and many IBMers contributed. See the preface of the redbook for a more complete list. Let me know if I've forgotten anyone.
We hope this helps you get your job done!
-- Mike MacIsaac, email@example.com Using the mvs-oe list server
You should get a return e-mail in 5-15 minutes asking you to click on a URL. When you click on that URL, you're in. You'll get another confirmation e-mail - save it! It has all kinds of instructions. Then, you can send the same address an e-mail to tailor your subscription. Here are the most useful commands:
set mvs-oe nomail // to stay subscribed but not get any e-mail set mvs-oe mail // to turn e-mail back on signoff mvs-oe // when you've had enough set mvs-oe digest // to get one big e-mail a day set mvs-oe repro // to get a copy of your appends. get mvs-oe log0102 // to get a month worth of appends (Feb 2001)
To append to the list, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.