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Installing an RPM file on AIX 4.3.3

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I have an RPM file that I'd like to install on a system running AIX 4.3.3. I select Install Software Bundle (Easy Install). After supplying the source directory path, I select Media Defined. When I try to select the Software to install, I get the following error:

0503-003 installp:  The specified device /tmp/RSYNC is not a  valid device or file.

/tmp/RSYNC is the directory in which the RPM file is located.

The preceding usually works when I'm installing RPM files on AIX 6.1.

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by:woolmilkporc
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AIX 4 does not have the rpm utility, unfortunately.
The only way of installing Open Source on AIX 4 is installing a gcc binary (e.g. from bullfreeware.com) and compiling from source.

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By the way, bullfreeware.com might have an rsync lpp package for AIX  4. Please check!
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Yes, it is the bullfreeware.com site from which I downloaded the RPM file. Having only recently discovered that site, I'm still finding my way around. I'll look for an lpp package.
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Now I feel stupid! There's an LPP link at the top of the page. I'll check it out.
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Look into the AIX 4 areas!
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Found the file I was looking for as well as instructions on how to install it!
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