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Monday, May 20 • 9:15am - 10:15am
RPMs, Yum, and Containers: The Future of Open Source Packages

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PTFs are no longer the preferred method of distributing and installing open-source packages on the IBM i. Instead we have migrated to using yum package manager to deliver RPMs quickly and efficiently to IBM i users. This talk covers many topics including the benefits of yum over the traditional PTF route, exactly what an RPM is, a brief overview on how the IBM i open-source team develops and delivers RPMs (and how you can too), how you can download packages onto your system (either globally or in a chroot), and finally how to set up a private repository to control exactly which packages are available on your system.

Learning Objectives:


1. The basics of how RPMs are created and delivered to the IBM i
2. How RPMs can be installed and deleted, and where they are installed
3. How to create a private RPM repository to gatekeep what packages can be downloaded onto their machines.

Speakers
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Josh Hall

Owner, SoBored
Josh Hall is a passionate advocate of Open Source Software. He advocates for open source by providing education, training, and development through his business, SoBored. In addition, Josh spreads open source knowledge by giving labs and presentations at conferences and user groups... Read More →


Monday May 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Disneyland Tower South Ballroom B
  • Level Intermediate
  • Operating System IBM i
  • Audience DevOps teams who want to use RPMs and yum but are hesitant about opening up the system to downloading any package found in local repositories would learn how to do just that.

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