IBM i PTF Guide, Volume 24, Number 6
February 9, 2022 Doug Bidwell
Hey, guess what? There are no new Security Bulletins this week (at least as of when we are going to press) and there are no new known security vulnerabilities for any part of the software stack of the IBM i platform. We doubt very much that Windows Server can ever say the same thing, and even Linux, which is the only volume operating system that matters, usually has something going on because, like IBM i and Windows Server, it is more than a kernel but a complete set of thousands of programs and tens of millions of lines of code.
So, you will be particularly amused by the rundown of PTF Groups by IBM i release level since we last published:
PTF Groups 7.4:
PTF Groups 7.3:
PTF Groups 7.2:
PTF Groups 7.1:
New (or updated) links added to the ‘Links’ tab in the guide this week: I will get to this at some point because I just don’t know when to stop, there is always something else new to qualify and quantify.
Tips/Definitions: Make 2022 a different, new, and better year. We can do it.
The Guide at a glance: There are no new defectives this week (2/05/22). Here is the defective PTF rundown, which is the last defective for each release:
Defect Defective APAR Fixing Date PTF PTF -------- -------- ------- ------- 7.4 12/08/21 SI77636 SE73420 SI78037 (Read the link above!) 7.3 12/08/21 SI77635 SE73420 SI78038 (Read the link above!) 7.2 12/08/21 SI77634 SE73420 SI78039 (Read the link above!) 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: