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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories PTF and Service
Created by Guest
Created on May 22, 2019

Add Compare Recommended PTFs from IBM to QMGTOOLS

Add Compare Recommended PTFs from IBM to QMGTOOLS. As of 5/22/19 we can compare Groups, HIPERs, and Defective PTFs against IBM list of available PTFs. Would like to have another option to compare the Recommended PTFs list from IBM to what is currently installed on the system


Use Case:

QMGTOOLS PTF enhancement


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Oct 22, 2020

    This request is being rejected because there lacks a central repository for individual products. Since each repository is not unique in design, QMGTOOLS needs be modified to process each one individually. Because there is no standard, an individual repository can change without warning, causing QMGTOOLS to fail.

  • Guest
    Nov 21, 2019

    .The target completion date for this function has been moved out to 1st half of 2020.

  • Guest
    Jun 4, 2019

    The IBM i Recommended Fixes page do call out for individual fixes further down on the https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021480#1 page under "Recommended for specific products or functions".

    A function to easy identify individual fixes that are not part of any cumulative or group PTF package would be a great addition to this tool.

  • Guest
    Jun 3, 2019

    .This function is planned for 2nd half of 2019. Note the IBM i Recommended Fixes page does not call out individual fixes, but just calls out the Cumulative PTF package, Hiper, DB2, Java, and Security PTF groups. IBM is planning to add a Compare Recommended PTFs command to library QMGTOOLS. The new command will basically be a subset of the existing cmpgrpptf (Compare Group PTFs) command, but just display the same information for only the 5 recommended ptf groups: Cumulative PTF package,Hiper, DB2, Java, and Security.