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JonnyGar Member since 2009 91 posts
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Managing Pega hotfixes

I'm aware that Pega is discouraging hotfixes going forward, but pre-v7 systems are still being supported, and the occasional hotfix is needed for v7.

Some questions on the hotfix file format.

Some questions:

  1. Is there any way that links to PegaLFT can be accessible by whole customer, and not just the person who filed the SR? Things happen where people are not available, and these need to be shared.
  2. The DL files have ZIP extension, but aren't really zip files, since they are JAR files. Why not call them JAR files? And, what I'm seeing with some recent DL-* files, the contents are in the root path, complicating the ability to easily review these (see below), since jar xvf doesn't work.
  3. The catalog.zip is 3.7MB in these downloadables. What is the value of this inherent to the fix? Smaller files are easier in general.

% jar tvf DL-43208.jar

3733953 Mon Mar 23 10:40:44 EDT 2015 /CATALOG.ZIP

1627 Mon Mar 23 10:40:44 EDT 2015 /DL-43208_README.TXT

10608 Mon Mar 23 10:40:44 EDT 2015 /HFIX-5122.JAR

3878 Mon Mar 23 10:40:44 EDT 2015 /INSTALLORDER.PEGA

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