Our mainframe outsourcer, who also maintains the Linux Partitions for us, states that their procedure for applying a patch release (5.2.5_0007 to 5.2.5_0010) is to untar the file. This overlays files that contain our security definitions and other tweaks we have applied. They then copy the old files back, thereby restoring all of the lost options. (gxserver.cfg and gxconfig.xml) This does not seem like a very good idea. Is there some script that should be utilized to perform the upgrade? They state that this was the procedure passed to them by our Technical people before they were all laid off. What is the normal upgrade procedure used by everyone else?