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RE: PTF SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS



fixed

We have a guy that comes in and take care of that for us.  The issue came up 
because we have two Infoprint 70 printers that the IBM tech. came out and 
update the driver information on them.  On one of the printer we have a display 
that it's printing, the system says it printing, but nothing is coming out.  
IBM has changed the board in the printer and several other thing to correct the 
problem.  Now they are saying that we need to update our PTF'S.  My question to 
them is if this is true, why we don't have this problem on the other printer?



-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Ingvaldson, Scott
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 8:53 AM
To: 'midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: PTF SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS


Why make this so hard on yourself?  If the special instructions say "If this
PTF is applied or removed as a "Delayed" PTF, which requires an IPL, no
special consideration is necessary" then just put it on delayed.  This will
save you lots of time trying to figure out if a module with an applied PTF
has had it "activated."  I know that there are people out there who can
"never" IPL, but for most of us regular IPL's should not be an issue.  I
believe Al Barsa told me that he IPL's his system every night. (Correct me
if I'm wrong, Al.)

Meanwhile, note that SI09498 has been superceded 7 times, most recently by
SI15853.  If you need to apply this PTF I highly recommend that you apply a
more current version.

Regards,

Scott Ingvaldson
iSeries System Administrator
GuideOne Insurance Group   

-----Original Message-----
date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 12:17:11 -0700
from: Jerry <jdraper@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: PTF SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Technical interpretation please:

>From the special instructions as part of the cover letter for SI09498 I get
that, when applying SI09498, if SI09377 has not been applied/removed
previously
then you DO need to do the special instructions noted in "SPECIAL
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR SUPERSEDED PTF SI09377".

Other intrepretation is that if SI09377 was never applied/removed then
ignore
"SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPERSEDED PTF SI09377".

IE:  In "SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPERSEDED PTF SI09377" does "THIS PTF"
mean
SI09498 or SI09377?

Jerry 


PTF/FIX #: SI09498 - Operating System/400
LICENSED PROGRAM: 5722SS1                

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS :                                                  
----------------------                                                  
                                                                        
   ******************************************************************** 
   THE FOLLOWING ARE SUPERSEDED SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. IF THE SUPERSEDED 
   PTF HAS ALREADY BEEN APPLIED AND ITS SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOLLOWED,   
   IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO FOLLOW THAT SPECIAL INSTRUCTION AGAIN.        
   ******************************************************************** 


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPERSEDED PTF SI09377 :                
=================================================                
                                                                 
If this PTF is applied or removed as a "Delayed" PTF, which      
requires an IPL, no special consideration is necessary. If this  
PTF is applied or removed "Immediate", this should be done in    
restricted mode (apply the PTF from the system console after     
ending all of the subsystems).                                   
   
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