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Generally a fair rule is to Perm Apply ALL PTFs when you are preparing
to do a CUME install. You might think that by not perm applying PTFs
you'll have the ability to remove PTFs at will but the truth is that
many MANY PTFs get perm applied anyway so they cannot be removed and
others have so many 'Friends and Relatives' (PRE and CO-Reqs) that in
practice they are nearly impossible to remove as well. Finally by not
perm applying them the "A" copy of the LIC and the "B" copy get further
and further apart. Should you ever need the "A" copy it may be far
enough back to cause issues.
Then to mute the entire issue if you look at the cover letter for the
MF99004 (Base LIC for TR4) PTF you'll find that it must be perm applied
and it supersedes about 750 PTFs all by itself!
So do yourselves a favor, SAVSYS & SAVLIB *IBM (at a minimum, SAVE 21 is
better), PERM apply All PTFs, Load TR4 and the current CUME, HIPER,
and DB then repeat the SAVE 21.
- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
On 5/18/2012 12:59 PM, Graap, Kenneth wrote:
...anyway my "guesstimate" is that it required some
Normally I would only permanently apply PTF's prior to doing a Version/Release upgrade...
PTFs currently on the system to be perm applied...
Should that process be changed to PERM apply ALL PTF's prior to a Technology Refresh?
Reply or Forwarded mail from: Kenneth E Graap