How to deal with SMP/E "PTF in Error"?



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How to deal with SMP/E "PTF in Error"?

Postby William Jordan » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:13 pm

Hello!

I've ordered and received a service (bunch of PTF's + HOLDDATA) to my global zone (used a SOURCEID of "MY0909" on receiving).

When i try to APPLY CHECK whose PTF's with
SET BDY(MVST) .                               
APPLY SOURCEID(MY0909) GROUPEXTEND
      BYPASS(HOLDSYSTEM) CHECK .             

i receive a following CAUSER REPORT:
...
 CAUSER SYSMOD SUMMARY REPORT FOR APPLY CHECK PROCESSING
 CAUSER   FMID     MESSAGE ID  PAGE   ERROR DESCRIPTION AND POSSIBLE CAUSES
 UA39457  HBB7740  GIM35901I      1   ERROR HOLD AA30292 WAS NOT RESOLVED.
 UA42447  HJE7740  GIM35901I      2   ERROR HOLD CA30375 WAS NOT RESOLVED.
 UA44374  HDZ1190  GIM35901I      2   ERROR HOLD AA29565 WAS NOT RESOLVED.
 UA44795  HRF7740  GIM35901I      3   ERROR HOLD AA30046 WAS NOT RESOLVED.
 UA46086  HBB7740  GIM35901I      4   ERROR HOLD AA29974 WAS NOT RESOLVED.
 UA47598  HBB7740  GIM35901I      5   ERROR HOLD AA30303 WAS NOT RESOLVED.
 UA48371  HDZ1190  GIM35901I      6   ERROR HOLD AA30324 WAS NOT RESOLVED.
 UA90478  HDZ1190  GIM35901I      7   ERROR HOLD AA30466 WAS NOT RESOLVED.
...

This PTF's are "PTF in Error", so i do not want to install them.
There are no fixing PTF's for this PTF's in latest IBM HOLDDATA.

I've tried to EXCLUDE them using modified job
SET BDY(MVST) .                               
APPLY SOURCEID(MY0909) GROUPEXTEND
      EXLUDE ( UA39457 ... ... )
      BYPASS(HOLDSYSTEM) CHECK .             

but CAUSER REPORT says another bunch of PTF's can't be installed because they require excluded.

So my question is: how to install as much of a service as possible without installing "PTF in Error"?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to deal with SMP/E "PTF in Error"?

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:30 am

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Suggest you speak with whoever provided the ptf's and ask for a set of ptfs that will work. . .

If i understand the request, you are looking for a way to install only part of a set of ptfs. I believe that this may cause more problems than it helps. Possibly i misunderstand. . . :?
Hope this helps,
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Re: How to deal with SMP/E "PTF in Error"?

Postby Bill Dennis » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:41 am

If the error identified in the APARs does not affect your system, you can use BYPASS(HOLDERROR(aparnum)) to ignore the error and apply the PTFs. Do this cautiously and test fully as you may introduce problems.
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Bill Dennis

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Re: How to deal with SMP/E "PTF in Error"?

Postby William Jordan » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:48 pm

Thanks Richard, William!

Yes, i wonder is there a way to NOT install known "PTF in Error" and let SMP/E deal with dependencies automatically.

If I try to EXCLUDE "PTF in Error" during APPLY, SMP/E tells me some other PTF's depend on them and cannot be installed (in CAUSER report).

I've tried to EXCLUDE dependencies too, but they, of course, have their own dependencies :)

Anyway, thanks for info, i'll try approach suggested by Bill.
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