Migration 4.3.3 to 5.x requires APAR 17981



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Migration 4.3.3 to 5.x requires APAR 17981

Postby Richard Caplin » Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:59:48 GMT

Hi, I am struggling to find the fix for this APAR to address the
following issue prior to upgrade:

"1c.iv)  xlC.rte Fileset

If migrating to AIX 5L Version 5.2 from AIX Version 4.2.x or AIX
4.3.x, check the level of the xlC.rte fileset with the following

lslpp -L xlC.rte

If the xlc.rte level is earlier than 5.0.2.x, you must apply APAR
IY17981 before migrating to AIX 5L Version 5.2. Without APAR IY17981
installed, the migrated system could fail to boot.

APAR IY17981 is available from the following AIX Electronic Fix
Distribution Site:

 http://www.**--****.com/ "

Frankly, I can't find anything related to this on the current support
portal, nor the new one just being introduced. Anyone have any ideas
or experience of this?

Re: Migration 4.3.3 to 5.x requires APAR 17981

Postby m.kraemer » Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:27:10 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,
Richard Caplin < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

It's a long standing tradition of IBM's web pages that they are reshuffled
every two months or so. Although their written manuals are full with
hard coded web addresses, you can bet that they will be invalid as soon
as you really need them. IBM's web designers seem to have only a vague idea of 
the concept of bookmarks, which are worthless if the sites they are pointing
to are going away without further notice. Even the fallback solution of
redirection and/or softlinks seem to be unknown to IBM's web designers.
May be the "award winning portal" will change all that to the better,
but somehow I feel I should not hold my breath.
Maybe you should better check ftp.software.ibm.com manually for that fix?

Re: Migration 4.3.3 to 5.x requires APAR 17981

Postby Richard Caplin » Wed, 14 Jul 2010 01:28:57 GMT

Thanks Michael,

I like the rant because that's exactly how I feel after days getting
nowhere to find the fixes they say I need.

Am currently combing the ftp site......

Re: Migration 4.3.3 to 5.x requires APAR 17981

Postby Kevin Bowling » Wed, 14 Jul 2010 06:43:24 GMT

Indeed, I set up a wiki with the intentions of consolidating this kind
of information that IBM likes to purge or mangle.  The goal was to
make something like ThinkWiki but for servers.  I have large portions
of FTP archived in case they eliminate that as well.
 http://www.**--****.com/ , it's open to editing with
registration.  I need to find the motivation to bootstrap it with some
info to encourage contributions.

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