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AIX PATCHES

1. Go to IBM's AIX Fix Distribution website. Once on the site, follow this      path: Downloads/AIX General Software Fixes/AIX Fix Distribution Service/

   Searches can be perform by:
   APAR number (i.e.: IX73214)
   PTF number (i.e.: U451398)
   Fileset name (i.e.:bos.rte.libpthreads) or
   OS level (i.e. 4.2, 4.3)

2. Once the patch is located create a directory where the patch will be
   downloaded. Download the patch.
   # mkdir /patches

3. Install the patch via smit:
   # smit install_latest [The following screen appears. Entries are boldfaced.]
     **********************************************************************
     Install and Update from LATEST Available Software
     Type or select a value for the entry field. Press Enter AFTER making              all desired changes.
     * INPUT device / directory for software        [/patches]
     **********************************************************************

     [A second screen appears]
     **********************************************************************
     Install and Update from LATEST Available Software
     Type or select values in entry fields. Press Enter AFTER making all              desired changes.
     * INPUT device / directory for software                /patches
     * SOFTWARE to install                           [bos.rte.libpthreads]
     PREVIEW only? (install operation will NOT occur)           no
     COMMIT software updates?                                   yes
     SAVE replaced files?                                       no
     AUTOMATICALLY install requisite software?                  yes
     EXTEND file systems if space needed?                       yes
     OVERWRITE same or newer versions?                          no
     VERIFY install and check file sizes?                       no
     Include corresponding LANGUAGE filesets?                   yes
     DETAILED output?                                           no
     **********************************************************************

4. The installation is verified by reading the result of the output, also the     lslpp -L is also executed:
    # lslpp -L | grep
     bos.rte.libpthreads bos.rte.libpthreads 4.2.1.1 C libpthreads Library

 

 

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