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Bona_1
Frequent Advisor

Package Installation on VMS

Hello guys,
I recently installed VMS. I have been able to do a number of things, but I have been STUMPED when trying to install. Can anyone be so nice as to guide me through an installation? The files I want to install are already on the sys$sysroot directory. WHat application do I use? (sys$update:vmsinstal?)

Please help
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Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Package Installation on VMS

There are two ways of installing software depending on how its packaged. If the software is supplied as one or more files with names
xxxx.a, xxxx.b in dev:[dir] etc then use
@SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL xxxx dev:[dir]

If the software is supplied as xxxx.PCSI then use
PRODUCT INSTALL xxxx /SOURCE=dev:[dir]

Normally installation instructions are supplied with the software.
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Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Package Installation on VMS

H,

Use @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL for kits that come as backup savesets (e.g. CC065.A, CC065.B).
Use PRODUCT INSTAL for kits that come as .PCSI files (e.g. CPQ-AXPVMS-CSWS-V0200--1.PCSI).
Also, check the release notes and installation instructions for the software you want to install.

Gretz,

Kris
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Bona_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Package Installation on VMS

Guys, I followed your instructions, see below

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@sys$update:vmsinstal VECP054D.a;1 dka300:SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR]


OpenVMS AXP Software Product Installation Procedure V7.3


It is 30-NOV-2004 at 12:37.

Enter a question mark (?) at any time for help.

%VMSINSTAL-W-ACTIVE, The following processes are still active:
TCPIP$FTP_1
TCPIP$XDM_1
* Do you want to continue anyway [NO]? y
* Are you satisfied with the backup of your system disk [YES]?
%SYSTEM-F-IVLOGNAM, invalid logical name
%VMSINSTAL-F-UNEXPECTED, Installation terminated due to unexpected event.

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Now what am I doing wrong?
Martin Vorlaender
Honored Contributor

Re: Package Installation on VMS

Bona,

note that Ian wrote

$ @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL xxx

when you have a file named xxx.A

(i.e. leave off the extension).

HTH,
Martin
Bona_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Package Installation on VMS

More output.

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$ @sys$update:vmsinstal VECP054D dka300:SYS$SYSROOT


OpenVMS AXP Software Product Installation Procedure V7.3


It is 30-NOV-2004 at 12:49.

Enter a question mark (?) at any time for help.

%VMSINSTAL-W-ACTIVE, The following processes are still active:
TCPIP$FTP_1
TCPIP$XDM_1
* Do you want to continue anyway [NO]? y
* Are you satisfied with the backup of your system disk [YES]?
%SYSTEM-F-IVLOGNAM, invalid logical name
%VMSINSTAL-F-UNEXPECTED, Installation terminated due to unexpected event.

VMSINSTAL procedure done at 12:49
$
$ @sys$update:vmsinstal VECP054D dka300:SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR]


OpenVMS AXP Software Product Installation Procedure V7.3


It is 30-NOV-2004 at 12:50.

Enter a question mark (?) at any time for help.

%VMSINSTAL-W-ACTIVE, The following processes are still active:
TCPIP$FTP_1
TCPIP$XDM_1
* Do you want to continue anyway [NO]? y
* Are you satisfied with the backup of your system disk [YES]?
%SYSTEM-F-IVLOGNAM, invalid logical name
%VMSINSTAL-F-UNEXPECTED, Installation terminated due to unexpected event.

VMSINSTAL procedure done at 12:50
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Still trying here....
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Package Installation on VMS

try
$ @sys$update:vmsinstal VECP054D SYS$MANAGER:
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David B Sneddon
Honored Contributor

Re: Package Installation on VMS

Bona

you are specifying dka300:sys$sysroot:[sysmgr]

either use

SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR]

or

dka300:[sys0.sysmgr]

Regards
Dave
Bona_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Package Installation on VMS

Thanks a lot everyone, it is working well now.