IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 19, Number 26
July 12, 2017 Doug Bidwell
There is something new this week in the IBM i PTF Guide. We have added a link to the Memo to Users that is put out by IBM for each release. If you are not familiar with this Memo to Users, the developers working on the IBM i software stack try to put together a comprehensive guide to all the changes in the new release in the Memo to Users.
It is a great “Shot across the bow” for those you venturing into a new release. With the sunsetting of V7R1 just months away, everybody should take a look at this. We have been caught many times with a change in the new release after the upgrade, reading this makes you aware of most of the pitfalls before you jump off. This is strongly recommended.
Also new this week are HIPER PTFs. Again. Gets old, doesn’t it? HIPERS are like your new best friend, sometimes aggravating, but can’t get along without. We got bit this weekend ourselves, we thought we were pretty current, being only one week behind. And got bit by a fix in the latest HIPER list.
IBM has updated the Open Source modules this go around. More neat stuff:
- XMLSERVICE is upgraded to 1.9.9
- Option 10 Version Info
- Serveral CVE vulerabilities fixed in OpenSSH 7.4
- Nginx is shipped (this is the real Option 11, Samba is not yet officially a part of OPS. Sorry, we mis-reported this a few weeks back. However, it is supported in place of NetServer)
- Updates and patches to most of the other “pieces” of OPS.
To help you work through the PTFs, we have included an archive of the IBM i PTF Guide, which you can see below: