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Willem Grooters
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Cannot decompress patch files

I have downloaded all 7.3-2 patches as a zip file, FTP'd it (binary,of course) to VMS and unzipped with "-V" option. But when running the resultin .pcsi-dcx_axpexe, the result is:

$ run VMS732_DCL-V0100.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE

FTSV DCX auto-extractible compressed file for OpenVMS (AXP)
FTSV V3.0 -- FTSV$DCX_AXP_AUTO_EXTRACT
Copyright (c) Digital Equipment Corp. 1993

Options: [output_file_specification [input_file_specification]]

The decompressor needs to know the filename to use for the
decompressed file. If you don't specify any, it will use the
original name of the file before it was compressed, and
create it in the current directory. If you specify a
directory name, the file will be created in that directory.

Decompress into (file specification):
Opening and checking compressed file...
%FTSV-W-COMP_INPUTERR, error manipulating input file
-RMS-F-SYN, file specification syntax error

I had problems with zips before, so I downloaded the separately, but the problem persisted: I can NOT decompress the files so I won't be able to install the patches....

What's wrong....
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager
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John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot decompress patch files

Willem,

I've just pulled VMS732_DCL-V0100 from the ITRC site with no problems. I suggest you try it again, this time keeping a transcript of all actions and messages. If it continues to fail, either log a case with your local support centre, or send feedback to the ITRC maintainers via the "contact hp" link near the top left of the page.

A crucible of informative mistakes
Jeff Wolfe_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cannot decompress patch files

Willem,

Have you tried the unzip without the -V? I've never had to use that option on VMS before.

As a second option download and unzip the files to your PC. The use binary FTP from your PC to the VMS system. That will eliminate the unzip on VMS from the picture.
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot decompress patch files

Hi Willem,
I guess:
- original disk was ODS5 and target disk is ODS2;
- some logical name doesn't match;

Also, when you zipped files, do you compressed with dirname (-j option)? You could unzip using -d or -j option to override path.

@Antoniov
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot decompress patch files

Willem,

--Maybe-- Antoniov got hold of the tiger's tail:
You get an INPUT error.
Could your UNZIP be old enough to --NOT-- support ODS-5, while maybe there is an ODS-5 name present?

jpe
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Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot decompress patch files

I suspect your default disk is OSD5 when you are running this. FTSV doesn't cope well (in 1993 I don't think extended file specs where thought of :-). Set default to a directory on an ODS2 disk then run the .PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE file.
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Brian Reiter
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Re: Cannot decompress patch files

One final thought is that it could be a similar problem to that in PCSI, ie. the file name must be in UPPER case for it to work. HP UK put me onto that one after a frustrating period trying to install a patch with a lower case name.
Martin P.J. Zinser
Honored Contributor

Re: Cannot decompress patch files

Yet another piece of the puzzle, what type of
parse style do you have defined for your session. /parse=extended might contribute to the problem.

Greetings, Martin
John Eerenberg
Valued Contributor

Re: Cannot decompress patch files

This is a long shot, but do a dire/full on VMS732_DCL-V0100.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE

The record format should be "Fixed length 512 byte records" If not, do a $ set file /attr=rfm=fix
It is better to STQ then LDQ