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Status Under review
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 15, 2023

Globalization/Secondary languages considerations when upgrading the IBM i

Good day. Many IBM i systems use secondary languages that need to be taken into consideration when planning to upgrade the IBM i OS. If your machine uses secondary languages, the LPPs languages must also be upgraded to the newer version, the language versions are not part of the "usual" installation images and you need to download the desired secondary language(s) and upgrade them separately.

I have noticed several cases where people simply just use the BASE and GROUP images for the upgrade and don't notice a secondary language needs to be upgraded as well, even when the documentation for the upgrade mentions it as well.

Could we have an additional check in the PRUV tool that would remind the people to also get the upgraded version of the secondary languages to avoid unnecessary problems for our clients in case they use secondary languages on the IBM i?

Or - when the image catalog with the upgrade images is being verified for *UPGRADE, it is capable of checking for acceptance of the software agreements. Maybe it could check for the existence of QSYSxxxx libraries, that contain the secondary languages, and if the mounted image catalog does not contain required secondary language images (maybe by scraping the contents of the IFS directory where it's mounted, or and extra output of the WRKOPTVOL command, I don't know), it would produce an error "Verification failed" so we'd know we don't have those secondary lng installed.

Thanks for reading through this!

Idea priority Low
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    Aug 16, 2023

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a requirement that is important to address. Changing the PRUV tool should be easy to accomplish.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Sabine Jordan + Sara Anrdres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM