Third-party (non-IBM) repositories

The repositories listed on this page are not owned, managed, or supported by IBM. However, the repositories have been inspected and the software generally seems to be built with IBM-approved conventions for existing well in the IBM-delivered open source ecosystem.

Installation instructions

First the yum-utils package should be installed. This provides the yum-config-manager utility, which mades it easy to add new repositories, as well as enable or disable existing repositories.

Repository List


Several PHP distributions are available. See


Brought to you by: Massimo Fantin

Software offered: A large collection of open source packages, including Postgresql, Ghostscript, Postfix , rddtool etc etc

The i Doctor

Brought to you by: Jack Woehr

Software offered: lynx-dev (limited capabilities, for instance no https support). schily-tools (cdrecord, mkisofs, etc.)

Install: yum-config-manager --add-repo


Brought to you by: Yvan Janssens

Software offered: Mono on i and various Open Source software for which fixes have been accepted upstream to enable them to run on i.

Install: yum-config-manager --add-repo


Brought to you by: Josh Hall

Software offered: ibmi-dotfiles

Install: yum-config-manager --add-repo