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Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

I have OpenVMS 7.2-1 with TCPware v5.4-3. I have various problems with ftp towards the OpenVMS server. I would like to use MGFTP to verify if wa are able to overcome the ftp problems we meet.

Does anybody have the freeware V5 for OpenVMS CD? Withing this CD MGFTP client/server freeware software exists.

Can anybody provide me a link to download the whole freeware V5 CD, or even more better MGFTP only?
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Shriniketan Bhagwat
Trusted Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Hi,

Here is the link for VMS freeware. You can get MGFTP in V5.

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/freeware/

Regards,
Ketan
Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor
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Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Even better, use Hunter's newer version, named HGFTP since some years now:

http://vms.process.com/fileserv-software.html
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

The for providing me this link, but I already tried that link and I am not able to download it from there.

Internet Explorer gives me error message:

Internet site is unavailable or cannot be found.

Do you have an alternate link?
Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

The following link does not work.

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/freeware/
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Which of the links does not work ?
For me both the HP freeware and process.com are ok.
Check Your web browser and/or internet connection.

And by the way, since HP only offers the big ZIP archives of freeware, there is a much better link to individual freeware directories:

http://www.decuslib.com/

(thanks to the peop-le providing that !)
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

I opened the following site to download HGFTP:

http://vms.process.com/fileserv-software.html

The description says that it is be used for the following architectures only:

Description: FTP client and server for VMS (uses NETLIB)
Version: V3.2-4, 24-OCT-2009
Author: Hunter Goatley
Architecture: VAX,AXP,IA64
Size: 7542 blocks
Language: BLISS32

My OpenVMS platforms is ALPHA architecture. Will HGFTP work?
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Hi Thanassis,

>> My OpenVMS platforms is ALPHA architecture. Will HGFTP work?
Yes.

>> Architecture: VAX,AXP,IA64
The AXP in the Architecture field refers to ALPHA.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

I tried to install HGFTP unsuccessfully. When the time comes to link ftp, I get the following message and the installation is terminated. Can anybody help me?

%HGFTP-I-LINKING, Linking image FTP....
%LINK-F-OPENIN, error opening NETLIB_DIR:[SYS2.SYSUPD.HGFTP032]NETLIB_SHRXFR.EXE; as input
-RMS-F-DEV, error in device name or inappropriate device type for operation
%VMSINSTAL-E-INSFAIL, The installation of HGFTP V3.2 has failed.
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Hi Thanassis,

>> %HGFTP-I-LINKING, Linking image FTP....
>> %LINK-F-OPENIN, error opening NETLIB_DIR:[SYS2.SYSUPD.HGFTP032]NETLIB_SHRXFR.EXE; as input
>> -RMS-F-DEV, error in device name or inappropriate device type for operation
>> %VMSINSTAL-E-INSFAIL, The installation of HGFTP V3.2 has failed

Looks like the file does not exist. what does DIR command report ?
$ DIR NETLIB_DIR:[SYS2.SYSUPD.HGFTP032]NETLIB_SHRXFR.EXE

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

COMET$ DIR NETLIB_DIR:[SYS2.SYSUPD.HGFTP032]NETLIB_SHRXFR.EXE
%DIRECT-E-OPENIN, error opening NETLIB_DIR:[SYS2.SYSUPD.HGFTP032]NETLIB_SHRXFR.EXE;* as input
-RMS-F-DEV, error in device name or inappropriate device type for operation
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Hi Thanassis,

The problem does not seem to be because of missing file.
Looks like the problem is because the "NETLIB_DIR" logical is not pointing to
the correct device. provide the following output -
$ SHOW LOGICAL NETLIB_DIR
$ SHOW DEVICE NETLIB_DIR

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

COMET$ SHOW LOGICAL NETLIB_DIR
%SHOW-S-NOTRAN, no translation for logical name NETLIB_DIR
COMET$ SHOW DEVICE NETLIB_DIR
%SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHDEV, no such device available
Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Do a SHOWLOG NETLIB_DIR .
If the logical is not defined, either NETLIB is not started or not installed at all.
If sys$startup:netlib_startup.com exists, then it is installed, but eventually points to the wrong location.
If the startup file executed at system startup (from systartup_vms.com and siblings) ?

In any case You can re-install netlib from Hunter's process.com site again.
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Hi Thanassis,

The NETLIB is not started and thats why the logicals are not set properly.
Start NETLIB using
$SYS$STARTUP:NETLIB_STARTUP

This should startup NETLIB and define the NETLIB_DIR logical.

Startup NETLIB and let us know if the problem is resolved.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

I have not installed NETLIB at all.

At hunter's site there are 4 netlib.zip files to download.

netlib021.zip
netlib022.zip
netlib023.zip
netlib024.zip

Do I have to download them all, or a specific one?
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Hi Thanassis,

The site mentions that HGFTP uses NETLIB, so that is required.

>> Do I have to download them all, or a specific one?
Nothing is mentioned in the site, so all the version should work fine.
Better to go with the latest version netlib024.zip.

Good luck.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

I installed netlib024.zip.

Do I have to perform a reboot to the server? It mentiones only the following:

All NETLIB images have been linked. Remember to edit your system
startup command procedure to add the following commmand:

$ @SYS$STARTUP:NETLIB_STARTUP

to ensure that the NETLIB logical names are defined and the
NETLIB shareable images are installed at system startup.
Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

No, no reboot, just execute @sys$startup:netlib_startup before HGFTP_startup.
To make the netlib startup permanent for reboots, put the command somewhere in systartup_vms.com , or into the SYSMAN startup database if You happen to use it.
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Hi Thanassis,

>> All NETLIB images have been linked
The installation of NETLIB is done and the image have been linked by the
installation procedure. Just start up NETLIB using the following command
and then you are ready to go
$@SYS$STARTUP:NETLIB_STARTUP
No Reboot required.

>> Remember to edit your system
>> startup command procedure to add the following commmand:
>> $ @SYS$STARTUP:NETLIB_STARTUP
This is to ensure that every time the system boots up, the NETLIB would get
started up automatically.
i.e. no manual work of everytime starting it when system boots up.

Also, once you start up NETLIB,
check whether the NETLIB_DIR logical gets defined correctly.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Thanassis Papadimitriou
Frequent Advisor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

COMET$ @SYS$STARTUP:NETLIB_STARTUP
%SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHFILE, no such file
\NETLIB_SHRXFR:.EXE\
COMET$
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Hi Thanassis,

>> COMET$ @SYS$STARTUP:NETLIB_STARTUP
>> %SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHFILE, no such file
>> \NETLIB_SHRXFR:.EXE\
>> COMET$
The NETLIB installation should have created this file.
Can you post the NETLIB installation log as a attachment.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

The logical should read
"NETLIB_SHRXFR" = "NETLIB_DIR:NETLIB_SHR"

If not, something went wrong in netlib installation, overlooked a message ?
I never saw errors in Hunter's installation scripts for decades.
Maybe it helps to remove (deassign/system) all NETLIB* logicals before doing another startup.
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: MGFTP from Freeware V5 CD for OpenVMS

Hi Thanassis,

As Joseph has pointed out, the NETLIB_SHRXFR should look like
"NETLIB_SHRXFR" = "NETLIB_DIR:NETLIB_SHR"

I was able to instal NETLIB and start it successfully without any problems.
Check the installation log for any errors that were reported.

Try installation again.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC