TPF Family Products: Maintenance

Description Data
APAR Data
Information for closed APARs and open APARs that are critical or single-source related. Data includes PUT level, severity, APAR close sequence, abstract, correcting and corrected APARs, functional area, critical/HIPER, links to APAR document and download package. More Information.
CSV(987KB) XLS(3.3MB)
Segment Prerequisite Data
List of z/TPF source and binary files and the APARs that affect each one. More Information
CSV(1.5MB) XLS(5.1MB)
Macro-to-Header Associations
Cross reference of macros and headers that support the same data. More Information
CSV(7.1KB) XLS(27KB)

CSV: CSV is a text file that can be displayed and edited with any standard editor.

XLS: XLS files can be viewed, printed or modified using Microsoft Excel or the Microsoft Excel Viewer which is available from the Microsoft Web site.

Unpacking z/TPF and z/TPFDF APAR Packages

z/TPF and z/TPFDF APAR packages are created on a Linux system using the tar command with Lempel-Ziv (gzip) compression. The file naming convention is Pxyyyyy.tar.gz. There is a single package for each APAR and it can include both text and binary files.

The files in each APAR package have a relative directory structure that includes the APAR number as the highest level directory. For example, the file named base/cp/cpse.cpy that is delivered for an APAR named PJ12345 will have this relative name:

PJ12345/base/cp/cpse.cpy

This naming convention is used so that if multiple APAR packages are extracted under a common root directory, the files for each APAR will be isolated from one another.

The Pxyyyyy.tar.gz file can be unpacked on a workstation if you have a program, such as WinZip, that supports this format.

The Pxyyyyy.tar.gz file must be unpacked on a Linux system in order to build the APAR. To unpack the APAR package on Linux, do one of the following:


  1. Place the APAR gz file on Linux and use this tar command to unpack the file: tar -xzf Pxyyyyy.tar.gz
  2. Place the APAR gz file on a Windows drive, extract the contents to the drive and then copy the files to Linux.
    1. Use WinZip or another unpack utility tthano unpack the file on a workstation.
    2. If you use FTP to copy extracted files between Windows and Linux platforms, you must ensure that binary or ascii mode is active, as appropriate, for each file copied.
    3. If you copy extracted files to an NFS mounted Linux drive, two separate mounts are required, one for text and one for binary. The extracted files must be copied to the appropriate drive by type.
    4. If you copy extracted files to an SMB mounted Linux drive, only one mount is required because SMB can determine the type of file when it is copied and set the format accordingly.
  3. Place the APAR gz file on a Windows drive and extract the files directly to a Linux mounted drive.
    1. If you use NFS mounted drives, you must have a separate mount for text and binary, and you must extract only the text files to the text mounted drive and only binary files to the binary mounted drive.
    2. If you use an SMB mounted drive, a single extract of all files can be used.

z/TPF includes z/OS offline utility programs. Even though these programs must be built and run on z/OS, you should store the source files on Linux and gain access to the code for build purposes by using a Linux mounted drive. This way, all source code can be managed on the Linux platform.