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Command used to install a software/package in OpenVMS

 
aique
Frequent Advisor

Command used to install a software/package in OpenVMS

Hi, can someone tell me the "Command used to install a software/package in OpenVMS" ?



Thanks.
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Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: Command used to install a software/package in OpenVMS

That depends on the format of the software package.

- you may have a VMSINSTALable kit, these are in BACKUP format and consist of backup savesets names .A,.B,... At least a .A saveset is needed. You then install the software using the command:
@SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL product location ...
where product is the filename of the saveset (without .A;vers). Pls. see the system manager's manual for more options to VMSINSTAL

- newer softare packages are created with PRODUCT and are installed with
PRODUCT INSTALL product /source=....
Pls. consult the manuals on how to use PRODUCT.

- some software is just UNZIPped to any location, may contain a INSTALL.COM or else

regards Kalle
labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Command used to install a software/package in OpenVMS

There are two ways

1) if your software comes as several files with an extension .A .B .C (cob023.A, COB023.B for example), you will use vmsinstal, if your files are in dka200:[kits], you will do

@sys$update:vmsinstal product dka200:[kits]

2) if your software has a file with an extension .PCSI, if you file is ABCXXX.PCSI, in dka200:[kits], you will do

$ product instal * /source=dka200:[kits]
Heuser-Hofmann
Frequent Advisor

Re: Command used to install a software/package in OpenVMS

Didier Morandi wrote a nice command procedure called pcsi_menu.com to generate a pcsi-file.

eberhard

Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Command used to install a software/package in OpenVMS

Abdul,

for completeness:
many packages can be downloaded.
If they come from HP, they nowadays are usually self-extracting images.
If the package has an extension of .VAXEXE, .AXPEXE, or ,I64EXE, then you dowload the one for your architecture, and just RUN it. A .PCSI kit will generally be the result, which can be installed using PRODUCT INSTALL, as mentioned above.

hth

Proost.

Have one on me.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Peter Zeiszler
Trusted Contributor

Re: Command used to install a software/package in OpenVMS

On the PRODUCT INSTALL I also like to use the /SAVE switch so that I can uninstall if there are issues.

You can also see what has been installed by looking at the following areas:
TYPE SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL.HISTORY
PRODUCT SHOW HISTORY

Nothing will show you products that have to only be "unzipped" to be installed.

aique
Frequent Advisor

Re: Command used to install a software/package in OpenVMS

PRODUCT INSTALL product /source=....