How to unpax a installation PAX file into a z/OS USS parition via BATCH?

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CA Compress Data Compression for MVS CA Compress Data Compression for Fujitsu CA Datacom CA DATACOM - AD CA Mainframe Software Manager (Chorus Software Manager) CA MICS Resource Management CA CIS CA Common Services for z/OS CA 90s Services CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS CA Common Product Services Component CA Common Services CA ecoMeter Server Component FOC CA Easytrieve Report Generator for Common Services CA Infocai Maintenance CA IPC Unicenter CA-JCLCheck Common Component CA Mainframe VM Product Manager CA Chorus Software Manager CA On Demand Portal CA Service Desk Manager - Unified Self Service CA PAM Client for Linux for zSeries CA Mainframe Connector for Linux on System z CA Graphical Management Interface CA Web Administrator for Top Secret CA CA- Xpertware CA Datacom/AD

Issue/Introduction

Description:

Sometimes it's not possible to install a product installation package (PAX file) via CA Mainframe Software Manager - MVS. This document describes the unpaxing of the file before the SMP/E installation can start.

Solution:

Here a sample JCL to unpax the software installation package (PAX file):

//   Insert valid Jobcard
//*
//*********************************************************************
//*  UNPAX into an EXISTING USS directory for z/OS products
//*********************************************************************
//UNPAXDIR EXEC PGM=BPXBATCH,                list block spec files
//             PARM='sh cd /u/users/msmserv/msminstall;pax -rvf *
//             20000168X01.pax.Z'
//STDOUT    DD SYSOUT=*
//STDERR    DD SYSOUT=*
//*
//

Environment

Release:
Component: MSM