TPF Family Products: Maintenance
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.
|Segment Prerequisite Data
List of z/TPF source and binary files and the APARs that affect each one. More Information
Cross reference of macros and headers that support the same data. More Information
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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:
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:
- Place the APAR gz file on Linux and use this tar command to unpack the file: tar -xzf Pxyyyyy.tar.gz
- Place the APAR gz file on a Windows drive, extract the contents to the drive and then copy the files to Linux.
- Place the APAR gz file on a Windows drive and extract the files directly to a Linux mounted drive.
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.