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Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

 
Andreas Kaempfe
Occasional Advisor

Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Dear OpenVMS managers! After copying a PCSI-File to a ODS5 disk with a ".pcsi" extension I could not see this file with "$PRODUCT LIST *" or "PRODUCT INSTALL *". After I renamed it to "*.PCSI" the Product Installer worked fine and saw all the files. This happend on a OpenVMS 7.3-2 system, ODS5 disk and PCSI V0100 patch installed! So please take care with copying or renaming *.PCSI files on ODS5 disks!
11 REPLIES
Anton van Ruitenbeek
Trusted Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Andreas,

Did you do also $ SET PROCESS/CASE_LOOKUP=SENSITIVE ?
I Wouldn't do this !
This can solve a lot of problems.

AvR
NL: Meten is weten, maar je moet weten hoe te meten! - UK: Measuremets is knowledge, but you need to know how to measure !
Lokesh_2
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Hi ,

As Anton pointed, give the following command and your product install will work.

$set process /case_lookup=blind.

I am attahing the relevant portion from online help:

************************************
SET

PROCESS

/CASE_LOOKUP

/CASE_LOOKUP=keyword


The valid keywords for this qualifier are BLIND and SENSITIVE.

Compaq strongly recommends that you use caution when enabling
case sensitivity.

Refer to the OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3-1 New Features and
Documentation Overview for information on using this qualifier.
********************************


HTH,
Thanks & regards,
Lokesh Jain
What would you do with your life if you knew you could not fail?
Brian Reiter
Valued Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Had similar issues with unzip. HP UK assure me its going to get fixed.
Brian Reiter
Valued Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Should clarify that PCSI only seems to work with uppercase file names - the settings for case (blind or sensitive) don't seem to make any difference. We always run case=blind and hit the PCSI problems.

cheers

Brian
Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Andreas, Brian,

This is definitely a bug.
Even if you have .PCSI files with the extension in uppercase, but the file name in either lowercase or mixed case, the PRODUCT LIST command cannot find the files.
And SET PROCESS/PARSE nor SET PROCESS/CASE change anything.

Someone better notify engineering, so they can come up with a fix.

Kris
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Craig A Berry
Honored Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

This one's been kicking around for a while. See

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/asktima/operating_systems/CTI_SRC040128002091.html

It sounds like they may still not have it quite fixed yet.
Martin P.J. Zinser
Honored Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Hello Brian,

what problem with UnZip do you refer to? I use it with ODS-5 disks all the time without issues (maybe I'm just lucky). And sorry, I doubt that hp is working on a fix. They are not really involved with Info-Zip.

Greetings, Martin
Brian Reiter
Valued Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Martin,

It could have been an older version of unzip. I was unclear on the first post - HP UK assure me that the PCSI problems are going to get fixed.

I find it slightly annoying having to rename files to upper case to ensure that some packages accept them.

cheers

Brian
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Brian,

I could even live with "some packages " if only their user guides would clarify,
but a _UTILITY_, yes, a _VMS_ ustility, intended to _MAINTAIN_ the OS (isn't that what patches are supposed to be doing?), __THAT__ should really be OS compliant for named OS, shouldn't it?

Personally, I absolutely rank this 'feature' as a "__B__U__G__"

Jan
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Willem Grooters
Honored Contributor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

Jan,

It's IS a bug - confirmed by engeneering....

Andreas (and others):
In the meantime, to be sure to overcome the limitation, you could use attached procedure to overcome it (rename first...)

Willem
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager
Andreas Kaempfe
Occasional Advisor

Re: Product Install/List and lowercase ".pcsi" files

by the way I found out that lowercase characters in the first part of the PCSI file name are accepted. "dec-axpvms- .PCSI" will work. Only the file extension forces this BUG!