Installing MVS 3.8

Fix for ZP60039/ZP60040 in Usermods Jobstream #6 from September, 2020

September, 2021

Phil Young has pointed out an error that I am sorry to say escaped the notice of everyone who ran through my instructions last September prior to their public posting and, more importantly, I must apologize that the error missed my detection as well before the updates of last September were released.  During the System Generation process, the last meta job that installs User Modifications, number 6, in the job that applies ZP60039/ZP60040 to the system had a slash missing on step #18 which caused the step to not be executed.  The result was that the ZP60039/ZP60040 modifications were received, assembled, and checked, but were not applied.  The error has now been corrected in the original MVS Installation Resource archives, I have run through the process to verify that the error is fixed, and on this page is detailed a small jobstream that will correct any system that was generated using my instructions - it is not necessary to rebuild a system that was built with the erroneous jobstream.  This job will take only a very short time to execute and apply the two user modifications:

//ZP60039 JOB (SYSGEN),'J04 M50/51: ZP60039',
// MSGLEVEL=(1,1),
// REGION=4096K
//* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
//* This job corrects error in USERMODS6 jobstream that
//* resulted in two usermods not being applied during
//* MVS 3.8j build. The two usermods have already been
//* accepted and assembled, so it is only necessary to
//* apply them.
//* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

You can download the jobstream from fix.ZP60039.ZP60040.jcl

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