IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 22, Number 14
April 8, 2020 Doug Bidwell
We hope you are well out there in IBM iLand during the Great Infection. These are tough times, but we can get through it together. The PTF updates are a little skimpy this week, and that is just as well with people having plenty of other things on their mind.
And here is the rundown by IBM i release:
PTF Groups 7.4
PTF Groups 7.3
PTF Groups 7.2
PTF Groups 7.1
- Nothing here to see here
New (or Updated) Links this week:
- ACS: Missing IBM i ACS 5250 Menu Bar
- TLS: How to Enable TLS for the IBM Web Administration Server (HTTPAdmin)
And now for your weekly tip: It is now abundantly clear that community spread is well underway around the world for the novel coronavirus is that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease that has killed nearly 12,000 people in the United States and nearly 80,000 worldwide. And while this may not be obvious, it takes a very high-end mask with extremely fine filtering to stop the virus from attacking people. That’s because the coronavirus – technically known as SARS-CoV-2 – is tiny, on the order of 120 nanometers or about twice as wide as the transistor wires used in the Power4 processor in 2001, but it only some kind of barrier to stop a cough or a sneeze from transmitting a much larger particle if you happen to be infected. A sneeze or a cough is not more or less transmissible if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or not, and a very large number of people are initially asymptomatic and may not be aware they are shedding the virus. And so, we all need masks to slow down potential transmissions at a time when masks are pretty hard to come by. So here is a tip from Kaiser Permanente on how to make a fabric face mask.
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (03/07/20). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 12/09/19 SI70924 SE72609 SI71719 (available!)
Note that PTF SI71719 is a distribution requisite of the latest Technology Refresh (TR) PTF. If you have applied the latest TR PTF to your system, you should apply the fixing PTF SI71719 for i 7.4.
7.3 12/09/19 SI70923 SE72609 SI71718 (available!)
Note that PTF SI71718 is a distribution requisite of the latest Technology Refresh (TR) PTF. If you have applied the latest TR PTF to your system, you should apply the fixing PTF SI71718 for i 7.3.
7.2 07/29/19 SI69654 SE71792 SI70596 (5733SC1, OpenSSH, available!) 7.1 07/29/19 SI69653 SE71807 SI70603 (5733SC1, OpenSSH, available!)
Be sure to access the link in the Guide for further details.
Below is the usual archive of the IBM i PTF Guide to help you work through the PTFs in chronological order: