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

Document ID : KB000051833
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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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=*
//*
//