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IA64 / Pascal - AXP Environmentfile OSIT.PEN


IA64 / Pascal - AXP Environmentfile OSIT.PEN

OpenVMS 8.2-1 delivers an invalid PEN File on Itanium.

The environmentfile OSIT.PEN is an AXP / Alpha environment file (and no IA64 file). The PASCAL Compile "crashes" with an internal error when this file is inherited.

Simple recompile solves the problem of course.

Dump of File follows:
Dump of file SYS$COMMON:[SYSLIB]OSIT.PEN;1 on 18-JUL-2006 14:35:30.97
File ID (4328,2,0) End of file block 17 / Allocated 32

Virtual block number 1 (00000001), 512 (0200) bytes

0000001B 80002000 000000E1 006A0E00 ..j.á.... ...... 000000
00000000 00000000 00000053 0000003A :...S........... 000010
00000000 00050000 00000050 00000058 X...P........... 000020
20353030 322D4E55 4A2D3432 00000000 ....24-JUN-2005 000030
00000001 00000000 33333A38 323A3831 18:28:33........ 000040
73615020 43454411 5449534F 04313002 .01.OSIT.DEC Pas 000050
00000000 0000352D 302E3556 206C6163 cal V5.0-5...... 000060
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 ................ 000070
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 ................ 000080

John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: IA64 / Pascal - AXP Environmentfile OSIT.PEN


Correct diagnosis and correct workaround. (also demonstrats an excellent example of a compiler diagnostic explaining EXACTLY what's wrong)

Please log a case with your local customer support centre to formally report this fault.
A crucible of informative mistakes

Re: IA64 / Pascal - AXP Environmentfile OSIT.PEN

Hi John,

Thanks for the confirmation.

I'm not able to log a case as this is restricted to our system management. And as far as I know I cannot log a case directly without an valid contract numeber - something I do not get from the management.
I tried to convince sysmgrs to log a case since app. 3 months when I detected this problem the first time :-(.

So I hope that either some HP technican reads the problem and logs / solves this directla or that at least other customers are aware of the problem.

Re: IA64 / Pascal - AXP Environmentfile OSIT.PEN

Problem solved as indicated in the initial posting and confirmed later
John Reagan
Respected Contributor

Re: IA64 / Pascal - AXP Environmentfile OSIT.PEN

This PEN file does not come with OpenVMS or with Pascal. I suspect it is part of the DECnet Phase V kit? It isn't on my Itanium box but I run just Phase IV.

This report will need to be sent along to the DECnet folks. I'll do that.
John Reagan
Respected Contributor

Re: IA64 / Pascal - AXP Environmentfile OSIT.PEN

More info:

OSIT.PEN comes from the DECnet-Plus kit.

I just verified that for OpenVMS V8.3, the DECnet-Plus kit has been fixed to provide a PEN file compiled by the correct compiler.