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Shehan
Super Advisor

Open VMS patches

Hi All

Any body can help me to extract following patch?

VMS732_U.ZIP;1

Regards
Niru
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Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: Open VMS patches

Niru,

first try to get the most recent UNZIP.EXE for OpenVMS Alpha from the Freeware CD:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/freeware/freeware80/000tools/alpha_images/

Then define a foreign command:

$ UNZIP:==$SYS$DISK:[]UNZIP.EXE

Then try to list the contents of that .ZIP archive:

$ unzip -l VMS732_U.ZIP

Then decide, if you want to extract and install the patches, which may be in that archive...

Were did you get that 'patch archive' from ?

Volker.
Willem Grooters
Honored Contributor

Re: Open VMS patches

Assuming it's a true zip file, and not a badly named regular installation kit:

If UNZIP is not available on your system start with downloading Unzip for VMS, e.g. from the freeware site (look under http://h71000.www7.hp.com/freeware/freeware80/000tools/ for your required platform. Mind these are VMS executables!) If you use a PC to retrieve it, be sure to FTP it to VMS in IMAGE (binary) mode.
If your ZIP file is on a PC, FTP it to VMS - again in IMAGE mode.

The location is actually of no concern. I use a specific directory for all patchfiles that I'm about to install.
$ SET DEF to that direectory.

Unzip the file on VMS. You should get file with extension PCSI or PCSI$COMPRESSED in the same location.
(you could do so on a PC but I'm not sure the required file attributes will be maintained when FTP-ing the extracted file to VMS. Better don't. Use UNZIP on the VMS box).

Then, if you have the file. PROD INSTALL * would do the trick.

WG
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Open VMS patches

This is not (directly) an OpenVMS patch kit.

Almost certainly, this is something local or specific or provided to you outside of OpenVMS Engineering's usual distribution formats and mechanisms.

The article at http://64.223.189.234/node/575 has instructions on using zip and unzip on OpenVMS, which will likely be able to unpack this archive.

What files you might find inside this particular (assumed) zip archive is not known.

The above zip article also discusses "-V", as I've encountered more than a few folks that don't use that when zipping OpenVMS files. And that omission can lead to secondary issues, once you unpack the zip archive.
Shehan
Super Advisor

Re: Open VMS patches

Can I use "run" command to unzip this.

Regards
Nirukshitha
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Open VMS patches

Can you use RUN to extract the patch? No. Again, this does not appear to be a standard patch. (If it were as easy as issuing a RUN command, we'd have suggested that, too.)

You are likely thinking of or are reading about a self-extracting zip archive or a self-extracting PCSI installation kit.

The file you have here is not using the filenaming of a standard OpenVMS patch kit. The filename that is in use here is indicative of a standard zip archive. Not a self-extracting archive.

The instructions for acquiring the unzip tool and the sequence for unpacking a typical zip archive (on OpenVMS) are available in the article posted at:

http://64.223.189.234/node/575

Please don't try unpacking this zip archive on another platform -- at least not for now. That approach leads to other issues.