WebSphere Lombardi Edition Version 7.2: Fitting the fix packs together
Bill Wentworth 120000G5ES Visits (2002)
Are you a WebSphere Lombardi Edition Version 7.2 customer? If so, read on...
Fix Packs, by their very nature, link together various changes to the product code like the various pieces of your favorite jigsaw puzzle. Each change from a customer Problem Management Report (PMR) is a puzzle piece that is assembled together with other puzzle pieces, tested, and assembled together to form a fix pack. Changes in one fix pack typically depend on the changes from previous fix packs to work correctly. For changes to WebSphere Lombardi Edition Version 7.2, we previously required that you install each of the fix packs individually and in sequential order due to dependencies between them. However, on Friday, July 6th, 2012, the fix pack strategy for Version 7.2 changed when we released Version 7.2.0 Fix Pack 4. This fix pack is very significant as it is the first fix pack for this release that includes all of the changes from all of the previous fix packs and additional fixes. It removes the requirement to install all previous fix packs prior to installing this fix pack. In fact, fix packs 1, 2, and 3 are no longer available. The following graphic illustrates the fix pack strategy change:
To see a list of the changes that are addressed in this cumulative fix pack and to download it, see the Fix List for WebSphere Lombardi Edition 7.2 and 7.1.