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Any way to purge history information for PCSI?

Cass Witkowski
Trusted Contributor

Any way to purge history information for PCSI?

Is there any way to purge the history information for PCSI. For example now that I'm on OpenVMS V7.3-2 I really don't need to see all the patches I installed for V7.3

The output for PRODUCT SHOW HISTORY * can get rather vebose.

Thanks

Cass
7 REPLIES
John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: Any way to purge history information for PCSI?

Cass,

I don't think there's a way to purge or archive the data, BUT you can limit the output of SHOW HISTORY using qualifiers. See:

$ HELP PRODUCT SHOW HISTORY

For example

$ PRODUCT SHOW HISTORY */SINCE=1-JAN-2005

or

$ PRODUCT SHOW HISTORY */VERSION=7.3-2

or

$ PRODUCT SHOW HISTORY */OPERATION=INSTALL

It looks like it would be useful to have a feature that says "ignore any INSTALL which has also been REMOVEd". If you have a service contract, perhaps log a case to request an enhancement?
A crucible of informative mistakes
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Any way to purge history information for PCSI?

another way of requesting that feature is to submit an issue at
http://www.hpuseradvocacy.com/
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Any way to purge history information for PCSI?

I once wrote the thing John suggests.
See enclosure.

Wim
Wim
Dave Laurier
Frequent Advisor

Re: Any way to purge history information for PCSI?


Wim,

I tried it because I would also like to have something like this and then be able to decide which patches need to be installed. However with the given example I guess you have to:

either define the symbol d somewhere
OR replace the d "..." with write sys$output.

Other than that, nice :-)

Regards,

Dave
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Any way to purge history information for PCSI?

Oeps. That's part of my environment.
d := write sys$output

Better would be to consolidate everything, including things installed with vmsinstal.

And eliminate kits that are overruled.

A bit in the style of John's ex-patch-website ...

Wim
Wim
Cass Witkowski
Trusted Contributor

Re: Any way to purge history information for PCSI?

I have logged a call and asked that this be a future enhancement to OpenVMS.
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Any way to purge history information for PCSI?

Cass,

if that gets trough the acceptance procedure, (you will be notified) report back here asking for "I agree"'s.
I promise you mine already.

Proost.

Have one on me (perhaps at the Bootcamp in Nashua?)

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.