AIX Tip of the Week

AIX Tip of the Week: Identifying Which Fileset an AIX Command Installs From

Audience: AIX Administrators

Date: October 6, 2000

As is typical of most operating systems today, the default AIX load does not include all software available on the installation CD-ROM. If you are missing a command, you can use the which_fileset to identify which fileset needs to be installed.

For example, depending on your AIX level, the which_fileset dbx command might display

/usr/bin/dbx > /usr/ccs/bin/dbx             bos.adt.debug
/usr/ccs/bin/dbx                            bos.adt.debug

Install the missing fileset and you're back in business. The which_fileset command is itself an optional command, and requires the bos.content_list to be installed. For more information, see

Thanks to Allen Oh for this tip! About IBM Help Search Feedback

Bruce Spencer,

October 6, 2000