IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 23, Number 33
August 16, 2021 Doug Bidwell
It is the middle of August and we expect for the software patches to slow down a bit, not so much because software is kind to our aspirations to have some vacation before the new season of school, harvest, and system upgrades begins anew, but because frankly unless the system is on fire, no one cares about updating its operating system or related systems software in these weeks before Labor Day.
But, there are a few things you need to be aware of. There are some new HIPERs and some new defectives this week. Let’s go to the video tape. . . .
Here is the rundown of PTF Groups by IBM i release level:
PTF Groups 7.4:
PTF Groups 7.3:
PTF Groups 7.2:
PTF Groups 7.1:
New (or Updated) Links for this week:
Tips/Definitions: Take some time off while you can.
The Guide at a glance: There are new defectives this week (08/14/21). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 08/11/21 SI73464 SE75867 SI76761 (Read the defect cover letter!) 7.3 08/11/21 SI73463 SE75867 SI76760 (Read the defect cover letter!) 7.2 08/11/21 SI73462 SE75867 SI76759 (Read the defect cover letter!) 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: