CoolSpools PLUS has now been superseded by CoolSpools V6

The procedure described here relates to the earlier CoolSpools PLUS and describes how to install the latest CoolSpools PLUS PTF exit programs before applying a PTF (fix pack) for CoolSpools PLUS.

Installing new versions of the PTF exit programs

First download the zipped save file containing the PTF exit programs.

Next, restore the PTF exit programs to your system.

This method uses FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to transfer the PTF exit programs from your PC to your system i. It is assumed that you have stored the zip file which your downloaded from the Internet on your PC and that you have enabled an FTP link between your PC and your system i.

Commands to be run on the system i are shown in


and those to be run on the PC in

  1. On your PC, create a directory for the PTF exit programs, e.g.:
    md c:\PTFExitPgm

    Save or copy the zip file that you downloaded or received into this directory.

  2. On your PC, unzip the contents of the zip file into the directory you just created using pkunzip, WinZip, Norton UnZip etc.
  3. On your system i, decide which library you wish to use for this procedure and create a save file in that library. The name of this save file should be PTFExitPgm, e.g.
    crtsavf lib_name/PTFExitPgm



    is the name of the library you chose to use.

  4. On your PC, start an FTP session to your system i. You may use FTP packages such as CuteFTP or simply go to the DOS prompt and type:
    ftp system_i_name



    is the name of your system i.

    You will be prompted to enter your user id and password. Please ensure that you sign on with a user id that has adequate authority. We recommend that you sign on as the Security Officer QSECOFR.

    Issue the following FTP commands within the FTP session:


    This command instructs FTP not to carry out any conversion on the data to be sent to the system i.

    quote site na 0

    This makes sure the system i is using naming format 0 (library naming). This is important if your FTP attributes (CHGFTPA command NAMEFMT parameter) have the initial naming format set to *PATH (IFS path naming) rather than *LIB (library/file.member naming).

    cd lib_name



    is the name of the library in which your created the save file in Step 3. This command makes lib_name your current library on the system i.

    lcd dir_name



    is the name of the directory on your PC in which you unzipped the install files earlier. This command makes dir_name your current directory on the PC.

    put PTFExitPgm.sav PTFExitPgm

    This command transmits the contents of the file PTFExitPgm.sav, which was earlier unzipped from, and stores them in the save file called PTFExitPgm which you created earlier on your system i.

  5. On your system i, ensure that the previous step worked by displaying the contents of save file PTFExitPgm:
    dspsavf lib_name/PTFExitPgm

    If you see the message (No records in save file) then something has gone wrong during the preceding steps. Try following them again. If you still cannot get this procedure to work, contact ariadne support.

  6. On your system i, issue the following command to restore the PTF exit programs:

If you have any trouble at any point in this procedure, please contact ariadne support.