Superseded PTFs.

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If there are special instructions for a superseded PTF that is not loaded or applied on your system in an ordered PTF cover letter, do you need to order the superseded PTF and follow the instructions for it before loading the PTF that will supersede it? I hope my question makes sense.

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it’s a cum ? (a cumulative PTF) if yes, the requested PTF in in the cum. if no, ask it from IBM (command SNDPTFORD)

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  • Mutkey
    Yes. Superseeded should be also loaded with PRE and CO requisites. Make sure when you do the SNDPTFORD you do request for PRE and CO's. I normally ask for all my PTF's in one single click via the IBMLink, and I ask for all PRE and CO. This way there are no missing PTF's, Supperseeded or not. Good luck! Bruno (aka Mutkey)
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  • Mutkey
    By the way, if it is a Separate set of PTF's, and involves a few PTF's, then I strongly suggest to add the GROUP PTF's too.
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  • Stanayres
    My understanding is that you do NOT need to order the superseded ptf and do it's instructions first. The newer PTF really replaces the superseded one and will tell you in it's own instructions what you need to do. Often it will have the same special instructions as a ptf it replaces. It's similar to not needing to order and apply an older cumulative package before applying the current one. The correction is incorporated in the newer fix.
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  • TheQuigs
    The word superceded means: 1) To take the place of; replace. 2) To cause to be set aside, especially to displace as inferior or antiquated. So there is no need to order or load a PTF which has been "replaced", "as inferior or antiquated".
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  • Mutkey
    That is fine, I just wonder then why does IBM include Superseded PTF's into CUM's. It must be a reason.
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  • DonKennedy
    I don't know that IBM actually includes the superceeded PTF. The documentation may reference it and a marker is in PTF history file to indicate that it is superceeded and by what PTF(s) (shows when you DSPPTF).
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  • TomLiotta
    I just wonder then why does IBM include Superseded PTF’s into CUM’s. It must be a reason. There is indeed a reason. However, it takes some experience in creating a number of PTFs over multiple objects to begin understanding how it all works and why the superseded PTFs are included. Unless you are creating PTFs for a LPP, there's not much point in going through a whole training session. Tom
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