Marc wrote:

>  I'm in the process of cleaning up our system.  One of the items I am
>looking at is the library list.  For some reason, most of the libraries we
>use are in the system portion of the library list, which takes up all 15
>positions.  Most of those I'll be moving to the user portion soon.  Is there
>anything I need to look out for when I do this?
You have to understand the architecture of your applications systems before
you do this.  If the application relies on certain libraries being in the
library list and assumes they are in the system library list when a CHGLIBL
is execute, you may have problems.  For example, assume the library AR#LIB
is in the system library list.  When the user executes the program ARSTART,
it executed a CHGLIBL to replace the user portion of the library list with
AR#FILE, QGPL, and QTEMP.  If you move the library AR#LIB from the system
portion of the library list to the user portion, you will have problems with

Having said this, we do not normally put applications libraries in the
system library list. 

>  Also, libraries QHLPSYS and QUSRSYS are also in the system portion of the
>library list.  If these libraries only contain items that
>are 'Q' items (no locally defined objects), do they need to be
>in the library list at all?
In general, our system library list as set by the system value QSYSLIBL is
SYSMODS, QSYS, QSYS2, QHLPSYS, and QUSRSYS.  SYSMODS is a library we use to
store modifications to IBM commands defaults.

>  How should QUSRSYS normally be used?  Someone has placed
>output queues in this one which I would normally place into QGPL.
>Any opinions on this?
The system creates printer device output queues in QUSRSYS by default.  That
is also where we create our own output queues.  Some people prefer to create
their personal output queues and job descriptions in their own library.  If
they restore their personal library to another system, they don't have to
recreate their output queue and job description.

Charlie Massoglia, Massoglia Technical Consulting, Inc.
PO Box 1065, Okemos, MI 48854, USA
517-676-9700  Fax: 517-676-1006  EMAIL:

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