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Installing UNZIP to an OpenVMS system

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mlenhard
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Installing UNZIP to an OpenVMS system

I am a new user of OpenVMS and as such, my knowledge is very limited. I just setup a new OpenVMS system and need to get the UNZIP tool installed in order to install other software applications. Could somebody please tell me how to do this from a CD? The system currently has no network or internet access, so it must be done from a drive. Thank you!
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Volker Halle
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Re: Installing UNZIP to an OpenVMS system

Hi,

welcome to the OpenVMS ITRC forum.

A collection of important tools (including ZIP, UNZIP etc.) is available on the OpenVMS Freeware V8 CD.

Insert the OpenVMS Freeware V8 CD into your CD drive and copy those files to your system disk:

$ MOUNT/OVER=ID DQA0:
$ BACKUP DQA0:[000tools...] SYS$SYSDEVICE:[*...]/BY_OWN=ORIG

Then include the following command into your system-wide login procedure (e.g. SYS$MANAGER:SYLOGIN.COM):

$ @SYS$SYSDEVICE:[000TOOLS]DEFINE_TOOLS.COM

This will define foreign commands for all the tools.

Volker.
mlenhard
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Re: Installing UNZIP to an OpenVMS system

Thank you very much. I'll try that now.
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing UNZIP to an OpenVMS system

mlenhard,

welcome to vms itrc forum.
could you give some more info on the system type alpha or itanium (the cd device name will vary on the different platfirms)

try :-

$ mount/media=cdrom 'cd drive name' (assuming iso format cd)

then
$ copy/log 'cd drive name':*.* 'disk':['directory']*.*

if it's suffixed pcsi use

$ product install

if it's several files suffixed .a , .b etc
then use

$ @sys$update:vmsinstal

you may have it as a self extracting zipfile
something like 'filename.*_axpexe
just do

$ run 'disk':['directory']'filename'

and use above install methods.

hope this helps


Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Installing UNZIP to an OpenVMS system

UnZip executables for VMS may be found at:

ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/vms/

If you can get the right one onto a CD, it
might work when you get it off the CD.

There's a "readme" there, too, but you may
need to ask for "readme" instead of "readme."
to get it. (FTP server quirk?)

> The system currently has no network or
> internet access [...]

Why not?
mlenhard
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing UNZIP to an OpenVMS system

Thanks for your input everyone. I'm currently trying all of your suggestions. In response to your queries, this is an AlphaStation XP1000 running OpenVMS v7.2-1. This is a stand alone machine used to operate Alpha and Gamma Spectrometers with the Genie 2 software package. This machine is a back-up to the one we currently have in operation. Again, my knowledge of OpenVMS is severly limited, so all of your help is very much appreciated. I'll update this thread once I get further along in the process.

Thank You!
Matt
Kumar_Sanjay
Regular Advisor

Re: Installing UNZIP to an OpenVMS system

Matt,

Close the thrade once you Gotsuitable answers

Regards
mlenhard
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing UNZIP to an OpenVMS system

New problems to work on now. MAU card has gone out. Thanks for all your suggestions everyone.

Matt