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Published: 25 Nov 2011
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ptf article Published by: clbirk on 25 Nov 2011 view comments(3)

Bob went through a list of what one has to do to apply ptf's and how it should be about a month ago on the rpg report.

Well, I don't differ that it should be "easy" to do, I think the way bob has outlined is the hard way to do it, and sure not the way I do it.


I don't mess with ftp, that virtual optical drive, etc.  I go and click all the categories I want, and then I use the java based method and do the downloads and it skips any I already have. And then I am ready to apply them, no farting with the virtual optical drive, etc.

Granted I don't know why directly from os/400 we can't have a simple screen with the cats on them and let it do it directly etc. but by using the "load direct" that I use, I don't have to do the ftp, and then all the junk related to the virtual drive.  And it skips the ones I already have, etc.


maybe I am missing something here.



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