IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 20, Number 25 And 27
July 16, 2018 Doug Bidwell
Somehow in the summer mix, we managed to skip IBM i PTF Guide number 25, so we are adding it to number 27 to get caught up. There will be another update on Wednesday, and then we will be all caught up. (It was a complicated month here at IT Jungle in July so far. We will leave it at that.)
Let’s start with number 25. There is an SSL certificate change coming for your HMCs. Check this link for the details.
On the IBM i Access Client Solutions front, check out the Readme File for 5733-XJ1. That’s Version: 188.8.131.52, Build id: 8250, dated June 18, 2018. This Version offers fixes and a new Open Source Package Management capability. ACS is embracing Yum . . . check it out by downloading the new base version using the link in the guide.
If you have been used to using “Anonymous” logins to download fixes, you should probably start using your IBM credentials instead. Anonymous is still supported, but in the near future, your credentials will be required. See this link for further information.
In number 27 of the IBM i PTF Guide, you will see there is a new version of QMGTOOLS. That’s it, not much to go on, all good news! Last week saw a lot of folk on vacation, so there will likely be a whole slew of “stuff” later this week! See you on Wednesday.
Here is the defective rundown (The last defective for each release):
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.3 04/26/18 MF64774 MA47056 MF64938 7.2 04/26/18 MF64822 MA47056 MF64937 7.1 04/26/18 MF64827 MA47056 MF64936
Below is the usual archive of the IBM i PTF Guide to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order: