The clients SMP apply of an CA Intertest CICS fix fails with the following error messages but the apply CHECK is successful
IM23911E ** LINK-EDIT PROCESSING FOR SYSMOD RO93978 FAILED FOR MODULE IN25PLVA IN LMOD IN25PLVA IN THE SMPLTS LIBRARY.
THE RETURN CODE (12) EXCEEDED THE ALLOWABLE VALUE. DATE 18.222 - TIME 15:42:23 - SEQUENCE NUMBER 000006 -
SYSPRINT FILE SMP00022.
IEW2278I B352 INVOCATION PARAMETERS - LET,LIST,SIZE=(2000K,12K),NCAL,AMODE=31,RMODE=ANY,CALL
IEW2322I 1220 1 INCLUDE SMPWRK3(IN25PLVA) RO93978 SEQ # 000004
IEW2556W 4604 RECORD NUMBER 15258 OF THE CURRENT OBJECT MODULE HAS AN INVALID OBJECT IDENTIFIER IN COLUMN 1.
IEW2556W 4604 RECORD NUMBER 15259 OF THE CURRENT OBJECT MODULE HAS AN INVALID OBJECT IDENTIFIER IN COLUMN 1.
IEW2556W 4604 RECORD NUMBER 15260 OF THE CURRENT OBJECT MODULE HAS AN INVALID OBJECT IDENTIFIER IN COLUMN 1.
The PTF is corrupt. When the PTF was offloaded to the clients desk top and then uploaded to the mainframe it somehow became corrupt.
The client had to SMP/E reject the PTF in this case RO93978 from the SMP environment to remove the corrupted version. Then the client offloaded a fresh copy of the fix from the CA Web site. Then the fix was uploaded to the mainframe (BINARY) into a sequential Z/OS dataset with a DCB of RECFM=FB, LRECL=80,BLKSIZE 3200.
This sequential file that contained the PTF was successfully received and applied.