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Old 01-13-2005, 03:05 PM   #1
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AIX 4.3.2 Maintenance packages ?


Does anybody know where could I get any maintenance packages for AIX 4.3.2?
How can upgrade to 4.3.3, are there any upgade packages available for download somewhere, can they be downloaded?
Thanks!

James

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Old 01-13-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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I would be surprised if you could find anything on the internet where you could download maintenance pkgs for AIX. Simply, because AIX is a proprietary OS, and maintenance pkgs are most always available to those whom have maintenance contracts (OS related) with IBM. You could try IBM's website, though, I doubt you will find what you are needing.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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Found them for 4.3.3 and 5.x they are freely available. The AIX license EULA states that as far as I know. The support is not free of course but that is something else.
I am still using 4.3.2 and trying to find some updates for it. I know that is has been discontinued for some time but maybe somebody knows something.

James
 
Old 01-13-2005, 03:33 PM   #4
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I stand corrected!! The last time I used AIX was when it was at version 3.2 and everything had a price!
Good luck in your search!
 
Old 01-16-2005, 01:12 PM   #5
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The last fixes for AIX 4.3.2 are probably free somewhere for download..
However, I'm pretty sure that you have to pays someting in order to upgrade from 4.3.2 to 4.3.3 or to 5.1.
If you cannot buy it any more because end of support, this does not mean that it's free !

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Old 01-16-2005, 02:29 PM   #6
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you need 433 media or the 433 Base ML to upgrade from 432 to 433 ... you cannot download 433 Base ML you had to get it via a support contract from IBM. 433 is now out of support, so you wont be able to follow that route now anyway. Try looking on ebay for 433 media, you will probably get it pretty cheap seeing as its out of date now.

FYI.... you can get fixes still from IBM for most out of service levels, check here

ftp://ps.software.ibm.com/aix/fixes/v4/os/
ftp://ps.software.ibm.com/aix/fixes/v3/os/

Rgds
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:16 PM   #7
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I guess I'll have to stay with 4.3.2 for now. Thank you for your replies!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 07:53 AM   #8
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Hello,

I am MAZOUARI, From Morocco, I'm a newcomer,I think that this forum is very interesting.
Mrs jamesps,
to pass from AIX 4.3.2 to 4.3.3 you don't have need to migrate because it is therefore the same version you have to apply the ML 4.3.3.0 ,1,2,3,... 11, on the other hand if you want to pass to Aix 5L from AIX 4.3.X (for ex), you are obliged to migrate and therefore that required licenses that you must buy to IBM.
you can get a maintenances packages for all AIX versions from IBM sites thats FREE!!, check here:

http://www-912.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fcgui.jsp

you must choose:
server: Pserises familly
Product or fix type : AIX OS, Java, compilers
Ordering option : maintenence packages
OS level : 4.3

for any questions my MSN Messanger is : mazouari@hotmail.com
 
Old 02-01-2005, 10:38 AM   #9
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Thank you very much for the very helpful information! I was not able to find any maintenace packages at all for 4.3.2 but I have downloaded the updates manually and updated my system. I have not tried to apply the maintenance packages for 4.3.3 though but I might give it a try. Have you tried this before? Are you sure that this is going to work? Thanks again!

James
 
Old 02-01-2005, 10:39 AM   #10
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You cant get ML00 from that site, only ML01,2,3,4,5, etc. etc. blah blah blah .....

You have to get it from IBM, and as its out of support you are out of luck because they wont give it to you. ( you could try if you have a support contract though or have bought extended support, they may be nice to you )

Easiest way as I said above is to buy AIX 433 install media on ebay.

Rgds
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:45 AM   #11
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You're right. They don't have ML00 for download. And I presume that I cannot simply patch my 4.3.2.x filesets with 4.3.3.x ones. As I said above, I have grabbed all the latest filesets for 4.3.2.x and updated all my (installed) filesets so I kind of built my own ML cd if I can say so. Thanks IBM which still has the 4.3.2 updates freely available on their FTP site! Thank you all for your replies!

James
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:54 PM   #12
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hi,
can you give me the result of commands:
# oslevel -r
# instfix -i |grep ML
# lslpp -l bos.rte
 
Old 02-01-2005, 02:15 PM   #13
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Sure. Here they are:

root@ibmrs6k[/]#oslevel
4.3.2.0
root@ibmrs6k[/]#instfix -i |grep ML
All filesets for AIX43ML were found.
All filesets for 4.3.0.0_AIX_ML were found.
All filesets for 4.3.1.0_AIX_ML were found.
All filesets for 4.3.2.0_AIX_ML were found.
root@ibmrs6k[/]#lslpp -l bos.rte
Fileset Level State Description
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
bos.rte 4.3.2.0 COMMITTED Base Operating System Runtime

Path: /etc/objrepos
bos.rte 4.3.2.0 COMMITTED Base Operating System Runtime
 
Old 02-03-2005, 10:46 AM   #14
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hi,
As I said, migrating from 432 to 433 is only an update using APAR IX83542 This APAR delivers the AIX 4.3.3 Maintenance Level to update existing AIX 4.3.x systems to the 4.3.3 level process using smitty update_all.
mksysb
ptf cd in cd0
smitty update_all
/dev/cd0
enter on new menu
after completition oslevel has to return --> 4.3.3.0 Then reboot.
Then it is recommanded to apply ML11 using same process as previously : mksysb .........
you can find more explication in this web page:
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview...=utf-8&lang=en
to download this APAR click in : Obtain fix for this APAR
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:28 AM   #15
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Mazouari,
Thanks very very much for the link. I had no idea about Fix Central. I think it's a little bit harder to navigate and find things in the "Big Blue" website. I did my lslpp -Lc and downloaded a lot of fixes for my system in which I was able to see the bos.rte.4.3.3.0 which means that after applying all those I will have an AIX 4.3.3 I guess.
I was not able to find the APAR alone though. Even if that the APAR status shows: "Closed as program error." Do you have any idea what that means?

Thanks again for your help!

James.
 
  


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