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UNZIP of DECSET128 failing

 
AlNa
Occasional Advisor

UNZIP of DECSET128 failing

I am using UNZIP 5.42 on OpenVMS 8.3 ia64
Both UNZIP.EXE & DECSET128 downloaded from DSPP site.
When i unzip it i get error

$ unzip :== $unzip
$ unzip sys$system:$DECSETI64128.ZIP
Archive: SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSEXE]$DECSETI64128.ZIP;1
create_qio_output: sys$parse failed.
[ %RMS-F-SYN, file specification syntax error ]
create_qio_output: sys$parse failed.
[ %RMS-F-SYN, file specification syntax error ]
create_qio_output: sys$parse failed.

Any suggestions how to resolve it?

thanks in advance
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: UNZIP of DECSET128 failing

> I am using UNZIP 5.42 [...]

You mean "UnZip 5.42 of 14 January 2001"?

WHY? Knowing nothing about where you tried
to do this, I'd guess that you're in some
directory with an ODS5 extended file name,
and an UnZip program that old can't deal with
it.

The current released UnZip version is 6.0,
and, if I were you, then I'd update mine just
as soon as possible. I don't even have the
source kit for anything so old as 5.42, but
if you have any problems with 6.0, then
please let me know.

http://www.info-zip.org/
ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/vms/

The current version is better in many ways.
Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: UNZIP of DECSET128 failing

Hi,

Is the file spec
sys$system:$DECSETI64128.ZIP
correct?
Shouldn't it be:
sys$system:DECSETI64128.ZIP

Regards,
Kris (aka Qkcl)
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
tsgdavid
Frequent Advisor

Re: UNZIP of DECSET128 failing

This is just a wild guess, but could the "$" in the zip file name be the problem? You could try renaming the zip file or extracting it to a non-ODS5 disk volume.
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: UNZIP of DECSET128 failing

you may also find setting your default directory to someplace not including a search list helps.

$ SET DEF SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS0.SYSMGR]

but do get a newer unzip.
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: UNZIP of DECSET128 failing

> [...] could the "$" in the zip file name be
> the problem?

Nah.

> Archive: SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSEXE]$DECSETI64128.ZIP;1

You don't get that message (note: ";1")
unless UnZip found the archive (as
specified). (At least with a modern UnZip.
My fossil collection doesn't include 5.42,
but I suspect that that code hasn't changed
much.)

Also:

> create_qio_output: sys$parse failed.
> [ %RMS-F-SYN, file specification syntax error ]

They are _output_ errors. (Especially
unlikely if it didn't find the archive.)


> you may also find [...]

Shouldn't matter.

> but do get a newer unzip.

Yes. The fact that HP insists on using
obsolete tools is no excuse for anyone else.
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: UNZIP of DECSET128 failing

Also, I can't see what's in that archive.
You might learn something interesting from:

unzip -l sys$system:$DECSETI64128.ZIP

Again, UnZip 5.42 is before my time, but even
using my oldest UnZip version, 5.51 ("22 May
2004"), I haven't found a good way (using
normal ODS2 VMS file names in an archive) to
reproduce that kind of error.


Of course, before the FTP server got
evacuated, one could download a perfectly
harmless DECset 12.8 ECO2 kit which didn't
seem to have any obvious strange-and-exotic
properties which might doom even a thoroughly
obsolete UnZip program. But, apparently,
those days are gone.
AlNa
Occasional Advisor

Re: UNZIP of DECSET128 failing

Finally "$" in filename was an issue.
I renamed it and UNZIP worked perfectly.

HUGE thanks for experts!

BTW thanks for link to new UNZIP also. it was helpful