Do you have enough disk space on your repo machine?
It is the dump of base bffs that came with AIX media, these filesets are not available via internet. They may be required in some cases depending on the patch level of the system. You can skip configuring base repo.
Also it would be better to use a SUMA catalog, rather than fixget, since with fixget you may not get all the latest patches, since IBM does not guarantee that. They supported fixget actively in the past.
Also if you are using suma, then your patch repository should have access to internet, since the patches will be downloaded directly by the patch repo server.
We have plenty of space on the repo, it's not a space issue. I have read the documentation before, and it's precisely that documentation that is too high-level and not detailed enough. It doesn't really say exactly what you're supposed to put in that base repo directory, and where to get it from (which ISO exactly). There's a ton of stuff on the AIX DVD ISOs, there are 2 DVDs as well (1 of 1, and 1 of 2). Do we need to copy ONLY the bff files found on it? Does it need anything else ? We need clear steps do to that and those are missing from the doc.
As for SUMA, we can't use it because we are behind a NTLM-V2 proxy (configured in the patch global config) and as per the documentation it's not supported with a proxy so we have no choice to use Fixget.
You can leave the base repo empty for now and try to run your catalog and patching jobs.
The impact of not using base repo is that you might get few filesets reported as missing.
Meanwhile we can get you the steps.
I meant :
The impact of not using base repo is that you might get "not" few filesets reported as missing.
Let me try that then...
Removing the base repo URLs from the catalog's config worked so far. It's adding all the filesets now and got passed the error we had, so it was definitely due to the base repo setup.
FYI, I had also opened a case for this: 00097195
Yes, that should be enough.
Good then ! A suggestion would be to put this info in the online documentation. It would have saved us a lot of time. I'll try that and report back with the result.
Yes, we will get this updated.