AIX zip & unzip commands

I have an Oracle installation between local and remore hosts that requires ZIP and UNZIP
I'm using IX 6.1 and when I do
which zip
I get an output from Oracle_home like

how can I find and Install zip and unzip for AIX 6.1
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woolmilkporcConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Download these packages:

Don't worry about the "aix5.1" stuff in the filenames. It's compatible!

Put them into a directory of your choice (I'll use "/path/to/download/location" as a placeholder below) on the AIX box.

Attention: If you download them to Windows to transfer them to AIX via FTP afterwards it's mandatory to use "binary" transfer mode!

Done this issue

cd /path/to/download/location
rpm -ivh bzip2/bzip2-1.0.6-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
rpm -ivh zip-3.0-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
rpm -ivh unzip-64bit-6.0-3.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

Now you'll find "zip" and "unzip" in /opt/freeware/bin and links to them in /usr/bin.

Issue "zip --help" or "unzip --help" to see the syntax.



download the appropriate RPM packages from and install them using the rpm tool which comes with AIX.

Richard QuadlingConnect With a Mentor Senior Software DeveloperCommented:
I would have said start with Large Open Source Software Archive for AIX : Zip and pick the version appropriate for you, but there are no 6.1 packages there.

AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications has zip packages, but I can't see a AIX version number.

You _MAY_ find that 5.1 packages are compatible.

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it-rexAuthor Commented:
I have the password for root
would you please walk me through doing that;
I have never doen it before.
Richard QuadlingSenior Software DeveloperCommented: goes up to AIX 5L

But (via woolmilkporc's link) seems to be good too.
FYI.  'zip' and 'unzip' come with oracle binaries will work straight away.  These can be copied across the AIX servers, if you like.  Actually, there is no need to install any package for this.
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