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Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

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John Santos_2
Occasional Advisor

Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

Got a bunch of email today about new ECO's. Looked on
ftp.itrc.hp.com and downloaded most of them but
the new V7.3-2 Alpha FIBRE_SCSI patch wasn't there
yet. Then when looking in /openvms_patches/layered_products/alpha, I saw it with a "." in front of its
name. This is the wrong directory, and the "." usually
seems to signify an ECO that has recently been replaced
by a newer version. (I suppose this is derived from the
Unix convention that files whose name starts with a dot
are hidden unless you really want to see them.)

Does anyone know if the ECO is broken in some way, or
was it just put in the wrong directory and they haven't
properly fixed it yet?
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John Gillings
Honored Contributor
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Re: Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

John,

FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 contains the wrong version of SYS$PKWDRIVER.EXE. That means it doesn't fix all the symptoms it was supposed to fix. Expect a V0600 in the next week or so. Don't install V0500. If you have, please contact your local customer support centre for advice.

(I'm not sure if it's officially on hold, or if the ITRC mechanisms for holding a kit have been activated)
A crucible of informative mistakes
labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

I do not understand how it is possible to download a "bad" patch. I had the pleasure to download a patch SYS for Alpha Vms 7.3-2, and could not boot then. It was Compaq slogan "customer satisfaction". I am afraid HP has not taken this slogan as his :-). In my opinion, HP should remove from the Itrc site any patch put on hold.
Robert_Boyd
Respected Contributor

Re: Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

By the time I went looking for the patch kit after getting my email about driver, patch, etc updates -- the kit was gone. I didn't find this topic until later.

It would be helpful if the kit description text could be updated at the same time to have a BIG FLAG in the beginning of it noting that the kit has been put on hold or withdrawn.

Robert
Master you were right about 1 thing -- the negotiations were SHORT!
Dave Gudewicz
Valued Contributor

Re: Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

As of a few minutes ago, VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 was still available on the ITRC patch site.

Dave...
John Santos_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

It still shows up on the web site (but not the FTP site), but
if you try to download it, it says "Hewlett-Packard regrets that this patch, VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE, is no longer available from Patch Database.
(Error 7211)"
John Santos_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

P.S. I just got an email alert from openvms.org (thank you,
Ken) explaining the problem, just as John Gillings said.

Thanks, everyone
comarow
Trusted Contributor

Re: Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

Yes, please install version 6 which will be out very shortly. HP announced very quickly a problem with the ECO.
John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

Real Soon Now...

SUBJECT: Released Kit: VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0600

The VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0600 kit has been released. This kit should be available on the following patch download site within 24 hours of receiving this announcement.

http://www.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/mainPage.do

Kit files are:

DEC-AXPVMS-VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0600.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE
VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0600.TXT




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ECO SUMMARY INFORMATION
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Release Date: 21-JUN-2005
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John Santos_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Is VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0500 on hold?

will wait for V0600...