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Govinda
Advisor

List the products/sofftwares installed

hi,

how to know the list of products/softwares installed in the Open VMS 7.1-2,

let me know what is the command to get the list. (for exp: in hp-ux #swlist)

thanks in advance,

Govind.
9 REPLIES
labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: List the products/sofftwares installed

set term/wid=132
prod sh prod /full
prod sh hist/fu

This will give you the products installed using
$ product instal

For the ones installed using
$@sys$update:vmsinstal 'produit 'location
you can try
$ type sys$update:vmsinstal.history
and, as often the releases notes are still here

$ dir sys$help:*.releas_notes
labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: List the products/sofftwares installed

sorry, typo, read

sys$help:*.release_notes
Govinda
Advisor

Re: List the products/sofftwares installed

Thanks a lot,

Govind.
Mobeen_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: List the products/sofftwares installed

Govind,
First of all i would request that you kindly assign points to folks who are trying to help you on this forum.

Now coming to your question.

In VMS environment you can install products/software using 2 utilities i.e PCSI and VMSINSTAL

So if you would like to get a complete list of software/products installed on your VMS system, you would need to use the following commands and put the lists generated in the 2 commands together

1. $PRODUCT SHOW HISTORY
2. $type sys$update:VMSINSTAL.HISTORY

Let me know if you have any questions

regards
Mobeen
Guillou_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: List the products/sofftwares installed

Hi,

for the product installed with VMSINSTAL you can use @sys$update:INSTALLED_PRDS.COM
This procedure exists on OpenVMS Alpha v6.2, i don't know if you can still find it on v7.1-2

regards

Steph
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: List the products/sofftwares installed

Govind,

The above only works if the system was properly installed.

Not properly are :
1) executables copied from other nodes (check modification date of all .exe)
2) exectables coming from stuff that don't follow the 2 standards, t.i. the ones that simply use save sets/zip kits to install
3) sometimes there is no remove option for something that is installed. Thus manual deletes may have removed the package.

So no sure way. For the system directory I used to comapre all creation dates with the dates that John Gillings had on the Australian HP website. But that is no longer operational ...
Wim
Lokesh_2
Esteemed Contributor

Re: List the products/sofftwares installed

Hi,

Install RCM on your system. It will give you the complete list of products installed on you system.

Thanks & regards,
Lokesh Jain
What would you do with your life if you knew you could not fail?
Lokesh_2
Esteemed Contributor

Re: List the products/sofftwares installed

Hi Govind,

Here is the information about RCM .

http://www.software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=RCMBASE01


HTH,
Thanks & regards,
Lokesh Jain
What would you do with your life if you knew you could not fail?
Martin P.J. Zinser
Honored Contributor

Re: List the products/sofftwares installed

Hello Govind,

one thing to keep in mind is that whatever OS you are using, there is <> way to detect arbitrarily installed programs on the system. swlist on hp-ux only gives you the programs installed with the hp-ux package manager. If a program is installed any other way (e.g. compiled from sources, just copy the executable ) it will not be found.

VMS is no exception to this rule. The previous posts already discussed the two possible package managers (VMSINSTAL and PCSI). PCSI is the current one and pretty much all sotware you get from hp nowadays is in this format.

Unfortunatly product show hist does list also old programs that already have been removed from the system. I wrote a small parser in perl to generate from this a list of the products actually currently installed via PCSI on the system. This can be found at

http://zinser.no-ip.info/common/vms/sw/notes/pcsi_inst.zip

Note for regulars in this group, since the last time the tool has been enhanced to generate either text or HTML output on request.

Greetings, Martin