First, you will need to install wget on your AIX server.

 

  1. Browse to http://www.ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/linux/toolbox/alpha.html
  2. Search for wget
  3. Click the RPM link
  4. And it downloads the file:  wget-1.9.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
  5. Move this to your repository or home AIX machine on which you can as root install this package. Or you can directly download it using ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/wget/wget-1.9.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm
  6. Run: rpm -Uvh wget-1.9.1-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

 

Now you can use wget to download AIX patches.

 

Assume your patches are located at ftp://www7b.boulder.ibm.com/aix/fixes/pkgs/kmjuv/

On the AIX server, go into the repository where you want to hold the patches and run wget at background.

# cd /export/nim/patches/IV22602
# wget -b -o /tmp/IV22602_download.log -nd -r --retr-symlinks ftp://www7b.boulder.ibm.com/aix/fixes/pkgs/kmjuv/

-b, --background go to background after startup.
-o, --output-file=FILE log messages to FILE.
-nd, --no-directories don't create directories.
-r, --recursive recursive download.

Check the log file later to make sure the download is completed successfuly.