How to install PTFs in OS400 using a virtual image libary

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CRTDEVOPT DEVD(OPTVRT01) RSRCNAME(*VRT) ONLINE(*YES) TEXT(‘Virtual optical drive for image catalog’)

VRYCFG CFGOBJ(OPTVRT01) CFGTYPE(*DEV) STATUS(*ON)

CRTIMGCLG IMGCLG(PTFCATALOG) DIR(‘/PTFS’) TEXT(‘PTF image catalog’)

ADDIMGCLGE IMGCLG(PTFCATALOG) FROMFILE(‘/PTFS/TheFtpFileNameHere’) — Do this for Each .bin file

LODIMGCLG IMGCLG(PTFCATALOG) DEV(OPTVRT01)

VFYIMGCLG IMGCLG(PTFCATALOG) TYPE(*PTF) SORT(*YES)

GO PTF

8. Install program temporary fix package

14GB of image files to get through!

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