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Author Michael.Felt
Recipients Michael.Felt, gvanrossum
Date 2018-05-11.11:50:27
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I struggled with how python was packaged by others. Key points being: many dependencies, no assurance you could uninstall the dependencies and/or python.

A little over two years ago I started looking for 'root causes' of problems that potential users of python (on AIX) were having.

To me it is clear that the packaging problems from two years back are just as alive as they were in 2015 and 2016. Since then I have learned a few things about python (thanks to all who helped). I would like to apply this knowledge and provide a 'cleaner' packaging of Python for AIX - both Python3 and Python2.

I would appreciate my downloadable packages being listed on the "other" downloads list. If you wanted to make it complete - the other two I know of are Perzl's site (, and, of course, the IBM AIX Toolbox (

I have involved (currently managed and run it) an AIX portal since 2001 - The last 5 or 6 years I have been hosting a second portal I call "aixtools".

In short, I hope you will consider adding - at least - my aixtools wiki pages: and (for python2).

Many thanks for your consideration,

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