IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 22, Number 20
May 20, 2020 Doug Bidwell
It has been a weird week in PTF Land. The respin of the operating systems is temporarily unavailable from IBM’s Entitled Systems Support and as far as we can tell the Technology Refreshes – that’s IBM i 7.3 TR8 and IBM i 7.4 TR2 – are not yet available. We are trying to get to the bottom of the issue. There’s something weird going on.
In the meantime, there are recommended High Availability fixes for IBM i 7.2., IBM i 7.3, and IBM i 7.4. There is also a Security Bulletin: Vulnerability CVE-2020-4345 in SQL that affects IBM i, 7.4, IBM i 7.3, and IBM i 7.2.
Entitled Systems Support has a total rewrite – it still has bugs, but looks like it will be better! See this link.
The new or updated links in the IBM i PTF Guide sheet this week are:
- SQL: SQL Maintained Temporary Indexes
Now it is time for your weekly tip: Assume most of the people are trying to do the right thing most of the time.
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (05/16/20). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defective PTF rundown (The last defective for each release):
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 04/10/20 MF66828 MA48326 MF67267 (available!) 7.3 03/27/20 SI71957 SE73000 SI72233 (available!) SI71729 SI71250 SI71075 SI69825 7.2 03/27/20 SI69824 SE73000 SI72423 (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: