Installing an RPM package on an AIX server

This is really simple, and much easier than the "traditional" methods detailed in AIXInstallSoftwarePackage.

Compared to the AIX installation tools, RPM is a pleasure to use... And I never thought I would say that of RPM! :-)

rpm --install --percent -vvvvv ./tar-1.14-2.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

Simple, right?

Of course, the normal RPM commands apply. To check if the above command worked, you could, for instance:

rpm -qa | grep -i tar

See also:

RPM man page