Cumulative PTF package

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Cumulative PTF package is the term used by IBM for its periodic release of a bundle of PTFs for a given version of OS/400. It is also known as a "cume" (pronounced "kyoom") or "cume tape" (be careful not to omit the "e" when emailing someone about a cume ptf ... many spam filters will trigger on the word).

Notations

Information about the current cumulative PTF package for a given version is always listed under SF99VRM, where VRM is the Version, Release, and Modification level. When a new Cumulative PTF package is released, its information is placed under SF99VRM.

Example

Cumulative PTF package for OS/400 V5R2 will always be found under SF99520.

Contents

Ordering SF99530 automatically includes the following:

Example

As of October 2006, the contents of SF99530:

  • 6 CDs for Current Cumulative PTF package
  • 2 CDs for Group Hiper and DB2

Media

Volume labels for Cumulative PTF package media use the following format.

CyjjjVRM_##
  • C - hardcoded leading "C" denotes a Cumulative PTF package
  • y - last digit of the four digit year when released
  • jjj - three digit julian date of the day when released, counting the first of that year as day 001
  • VRM - single digits of Version, Release, and Modification level
  • _ - separator character
  • ## - two digit number of the loading sequence of a multivolume media set

Example

C6045530_02 is the second volume of the cumulative PTF package for OS/400 V5R3M0 which was released on the 45th day of 2006, which is February 15, 2006.

V5

V5R4

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
July 12, 2006 6192
April 26, 2006 6115
March 8, 2006 6066
January 25, 2006 6024

V5R3

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
Media
label
September 13, 2006 6255 C6255530
June 28, 2006 6178 C6178530
May 23, 2006 6142 C6142530
March 12, 2006 6101 C6101530
February 15, 2006 6045 C6045530
October 26, 2005 5298 C5298530
July 27, 2005 5207 C5207530
April 13, 2005 5102 C5102530
February 2, 2005 5032 C5032530

V5R2

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
March 22, 2006 6080
September 21, 2005 5263
May 4, 2005 5123
September 1, 2004 4244

V5R1

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
October 27, 2004 4300
December 10, 2003 3343
June 25, 2003 3175

V4

V4R5

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
June 19, 2002 2169
February 20, 2002 2050
October 24, 2001 1296

V4R4

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
March 14, 2001 1072
December 16, 2000 0350
September 9, 2000 0252

V4R3

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
October 7, 2000 0280
June 24, 2000 0175
March 18, 2000 0077

V4R2

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
February 5, 2000 0035
October 20, 1999 9292
June 30, 1999 9180

V4R1

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
September 29, 1999 9271
June 2, 1999 9152
January 27, 1999 9026

V3

V3R6

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
Media
label
January 3, 1996 6002 C6002360
November 22, 1995 5325 C5325360

V3R1

Release
date
IBM
Julian date
Media
label
February 28, 1996 6058 C6058310
January 17, 1996 6016 C6016310
October 4, 1995 5276 C5276310
September 7, 1995 5249 C5249310
August 16, 1995 5227 C5227310

References