Title: Update and Improve README.AIX
Type: Stage:
Components: Build Versions: Python 3.9, Python 3.8, Python 3.7
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Assigned To: Nosy List: BTaskaya, David.Edelsohn, Michael.Felt
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Created on 2020-02-29 13:48 by BTaskaya, last changed 2020-03-24 18:17 by Michael.Felt.

Messages (3)
msg362982 - (view) Author: Batuhan Taskaya (BTaskaya) * (Python triager) Date: 2020-02-29 13:48
I was building python on AIX but the old README.AIX file didn't help much. It would be super cool to someone who is familiar with AIX update and improve that file with all new additions and current issues about AIX.
msg363669 - (view) Author: Michael Felt (Michael.Felt) * Date: 2020-03-08 17:24
Thanks for asking!

Last December I was thinking about this - and what would be the best way to proceed.

The reply I liked best suggested working on this - outside of CPython "bugfixes" - perhaps later moving bits into the core.

So, motivated by your question I opened an area in github -

a) I have done a quick re-write of the current README.AIX - with stress on re-write.

b) I have several years experience with packaging Python for AIX (for which I use the IBM compiler) and also manage a Python-buildbot that uses gcc. What I don't want to do is just pour forth lots of notes re: things I have discovered and learned.

c) I would appreciate hearing your experiences re: using Python on AIX. Report issues via pythonAIXDOC or my packaging forums ( and I will reply, study, etc.. as much as I have time to. The experiences (especially frustrations when it works this way (...) on platform Y, but not (the same, or at all) on AIX.

Hope this helps!
msg364958 - (view) Author: Michael Felt (Michael.Felt) * Date: 2020-03-24 18:17
@BTaskaya - can you elaborate on what issues you ran into? Perhaps open an issue on the repository I started to work on getting this improved.

Date User Action Args
2020-03-24 18:17:04Michael.Feltsetmessages: + msg364958
2020-03-08 17:24:16Michael.Feltsetmessages: + msg363669
versions: + Python 3.7, Python 3.8, Python 3.9
2020-02-29 13:55:34xtreaksetnosy: + Michael.Felt
2020-02-29 13:48:37BTaskayacreate