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AIX OS upgrade build date requisite check failure

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Hello

I've been testing an update from what I thought was a 5.3 TL 11 SP 5

# oslevel -s
5300-11-05-1036

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Regrettably, I omitted to verify this further i.e. oslevel -rl..., instfix...

Anyway, went to update with 5300-12-00-1015 (TL1 with SP1) and I get the following failed build requisite checks (I've omitted the majority for sake of making this more readable, all errors are in attached file (build_check_errors.txt));

 
                  BUILDDATE Verification ...
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Verifying build dates...
0503-465 installp: The build date requisite check failed for fileset     perfagent.tools.
Installed fileset build date of 1036 is more recent than the selected fileset build date of 1016.
0503-465 installp: The build date requisite check failed for fileset     devices.usbif.08025002.rte.
Installed fileset build date of 1036 is more recent than the selected fileset build date of 1016.
.....

0503-465 installp: The build date requisite check failed for fileset     bos.rte.bind_cmds.
Installed fileset build date of 1036 is more recent than the selected fileset build date of 1015.
0503-465 installp: The build date requisite check failed for fileset     bos.net.tcp.client.
Installed fileset build date of 1036 is more recent than the selected fileset build date of 1015.

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I ran

#oslevel -rl 5300-12

X11.base.rte                            5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
bos.64bit                               5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.acct                                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
bos.adt.include                         5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.adt.prof                            5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.adt.syscalls                        5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
bos.clvm.enh                            5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.diag.com                            5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.diag.rte                            5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.diag.util                           5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.help.msg.en_US.com                  5.3.0.10               5.3.12.0       
bos.help.msg.en_US.smit                 5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.iocp.rte                            5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.mp64                                5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
bos.mp                                  5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
bos.net.ipsec.keymgt                    5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
bos.net.nfs.client                      5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
bos.net.nis.server                      5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.net.tcp.client                      5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.net.tcp.server                      5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.net.tcp.smit                        5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
bos.perf.libperfstat                    5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.perf.perfstat                       5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.perf.proctools                      5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
bos.perf.tools                          5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.perf.tune                           5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.pmapi.pmsvcs                        5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.SRC                             5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.aio                             5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.archive                         5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.bind_cmds                       5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.boot                            5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.bosinst                         5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.commands                        5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.control                         5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.cron                            5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.devices_msg                     5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.diag                            5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.edit                            5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.filesystem                      5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.libc                            5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.libcfg                          5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.libpthreads                     5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.lvm                             5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.methods                         5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.misc_cmds                       5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.printers                        5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.security                        5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.serv_aid                        5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.shell                           5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.streams                         5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.rte.tty                             5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
bos.swma                                5.3.9.0                5.3.12.0       
bos.sysmgt.nim.client                   5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
bos.sysmgt.quota                        5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
bos.sysmgt.serv_aid                     5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.sysmgt.sysbr                        5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
bos.sysmgt.trace                        5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
bos.terminfo.rte                        5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.txt.spell                           5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
bos.txt.tfs                             5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.artic960.rte                    5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.chrp.IBM.lhca.rte               5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.chrp.IBM.lhea.rte               5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.chrp.base.ServiceRM             1.3.0.110              1.3.0.120      
devices.chrp.base.diag                  5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
devices.chrp.base.rte                   5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.chrp.pci.rte                    5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.chrp.vdevice.rte                5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.common.IBM.ethernet.rte         5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.common.IBM.fc.rte               5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.common.IBM.ib.rte               5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
devices.common.IBM.iscsi.rte            5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.common.IBM.mpio.rte             5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.common.IBM.scsi.rte             5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
devices.common.IBM.sissas.rte           5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
devices.common.IBM.usb.diag             5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.common.IBM.usb.rte              5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.fcp.disk.array.diag             5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.fcp.disk.array.rte              5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
devices.fcp.disk.rte                    5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
devices.fcp.tape.rte                    5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.ide.cdrom.rte                   5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.iscsi.disk.rte                  5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.iscsi_sw.rte                    5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.00100300.diag               5.3.9.0                5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.00105000.com                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14101103.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14102e00.diag               5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14102e00.rte                5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14103302.rte                5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14105300.diag               5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14105400.diag               5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14106802.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14106902.diag               5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14106902.rte                5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14107802.rte                5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14108802.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.14108902.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.1410bd02.diag               5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.1410d002.diag               5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.1410eb02.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.1410ec02.rte                5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.22106474.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.2b102725.rte                5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.33103500.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.3310e000.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.77102224.com                5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.99172604.rte                5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.99172704.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.b315445a.diag               5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.b315445a.rte                5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.c1110358.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.df1000f7.com                5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
devices.pci.df1000f7.diag               5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.14103f03.rte              5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.14104003.rte              5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.14106803.rte              5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.7710008077108001.rte      5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.771001801410af03.rte      5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.7710018077107f01.rte      5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.7710322577106501.rte      5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.7710322577106601.rte      5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.7710322577106801.rte      5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.7710322577107601.rte      5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.b3154a63.diag             5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.b3154a63.rte              5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
devices.pciex.df1000f114108a03.rte      5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.sas.diag                        5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.sas.rte                         5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.sata.rte                        5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.scsi.disk.diag.com              5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.scsi.disk.diag.rte              5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.scsi.disk.rte                   5.3.11.3               5.3.12.0       
devices.scsi.ses.diag                   5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.scsi.tape.diag                  5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.scsi.tape.rte                   5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.scsi.tm.rte                     5.3.11.1               5.3.12.0       
devices.usbif.030101.rte                5.3.11.2               5.3.12.0       
devices.usbif.08025002.diag             5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
devices.usbif.08025002.rte              5.3.11.5               5.3.12.0       
devices.vdevice.IBM.l-lan.rte           5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
devices.vdevice.IBM.v-scsi.rte          5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
perfagent.tools                         5.3.11.4               5.3.12.0       
sysmgt.websm.apps                       5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       
sysmgt.websm.rte                        5.3.11.0               5.3.12.0       

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My question is this: Can I safely force these filesets to install/update?  If not perhaps there's another workaround.

Cheers, JP.
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SP 1 of TL 12 is older than SP 5 of TL 11.

SP 5 of TL 11 is from week 36 of 2010, whereas SP 1 of TL 12 is from week 15 of 2010.

This doesn't happen too often, but it happens. You should never try to force an install/update! This will most probably lead to regressions (reverting already applied fixes).

Better get TL 12 including a higher SP. Choose at least SP 3, because SP 2 of TL 12 has exactly the same build date as SP 5 of TL 11.

Best choose TL 12 with the newest SP, which is SP 9 from week 41 of 2013, but please note that a Service Extension (for an additional charge) is required to download any AIX 5.3 Service Packs after Service Pack 6 of TL 12!

You can verify the above and download the desired service pack plus the requisite TL 12 on Fix Central:
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/aix/selectFixes?release=5.3&function=release

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wmp

Thanks, I'm down with the date mechanism thing, ho-hum!

I am grateful for your comment around not forcing the update, this helps answer my question.  I'll see how I get on with TL 12 and SP3/4.

Also the point about the service extension; my understanding is that up to SP 5 is available, but from SP 6 onward you require the SE.

Cheers, JP.
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You need the SE for downloading SP 7 and above, that's what can be read at the bottom of the page I pointed you to.

Glad I could help, but why in the world did you give a grade "B" to my answer, despite of your "gratefulness"? What should I have done more to fully satisfy your needs?
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