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++HOLD error against AI45532 when applying CICS TS 5.2 and 5.1 PTFs

Technote (troubleshooting)


PI45532 delivers the new WebSphere Liberty Profile in CICS to version 8.5.5 fixpack 6. This APAR is also the fixer for a number of PTFs that contain a packaging problem that causes a ++HOLD error against AI45532 when you apply maintenance to CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.2 or V5.1. This HOLDERROR might also be seen for EI45532, FI45532 and HI45532.

Resolving the problem

If your APPLY for CICS TS 5.2 or 5.1 maintenance is being held due to a ++HOLD error against AI45532 then it is safe to BYPASS the HOLDERROR using the following syntax:


The HOLDERROR is not for a coding problem, it is only a packaging problem.

In addition to delivering the new WebSphere Liberty Profile in CICS, APAR PI45532 is the fixing APAR for the PTFs that contain the packaging problem. Now that PI45532 is closed, the PTFs are available so you should now be able to apply the PTFs and should no longer have to BYPASS the HOLDERROR.

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document information

More support for: CICS Transaction Server

Software version: 5.1, 5.2

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: 1968062

Modified date: 29 March 2016