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problem with setting up Compaq C on Vax 4000-400

 
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problem with setting up Compaq C on Vax 4000-400

I have downloaded from HP site cc064.dcx_vaxexe
and cc064.zip for setting up Compaq C on my machine (Vax 4000-400).
Also I have downloaded unzip for Vax.
When I am triing to unzip cc064 with following command line
$ unzip.exe cc064.zip - the following error appears:

%DCL-W-ACTIMAGE, error activating image 1$DIA3:[CC]UNZIP.EXE
-CLI-E-IMGNAME, image file 1$DIA3:[CC]UNZIP.EXE;
-RMS-F-DEV, error in device name or inappropriate device type for operation
25BMGR>

when I try to do the same from windows (using windwos unzip) and after try to install

the following error appears :
%BACKUP-E-INVRECSIZ, invalid record size in save set

Please help me to install C compiler on my Vax machine
Please provide me the link for correct unzip

Thank you in advance
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Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: problem with setting up Compaq C on Vax 4000-400

You probably have a DCL symbol (external command) "unzip" defined, but with a wrong filename.
1$DIA3: is definitely a bad device name, it should probably be $1$DIA3:
In Your case unzip should be defined as
unzip := $$1$DIA3:[CC]UNZIP

And most probably You don't need both, the .dcx_vaxexe and the .zip archive.
To unpack cc064.dcx_vaxexe, simply RUN cc064.dcx_vaxexe: it is a self-extracting archive. The result is one or more cc064.A,.B,.. files.
Then invoke @sys$update:vmsinstal cc064
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
Bob Blunt
Respected Contributor

Re: problem with setting up Compaq C on Vax 4000-400

Levon, UNZIP won't unpack your kit. What you have there is an archive produced using an internal tool that was part of the FTSV Assets package called "SPOOL." It builds a self-extracting image and the command to unpack what you've got *ON OpenVMS* is:

$ RUN cc064.dcx_vaxexe

This will prompt you for a filename to use to unpack but you should just press to generate the original file that was used as the source for the compressed file. This should either be a kit for the compiler or possibly a BACKUP saveset containing the kit components (which would also be BACKUP savesets with file extensions named the letter A, B, C (if more than one)).

Most likely the CC064 kit has just one, single saveset in it's kit, CC064.A, if my memory is correct.

The DCX compression utility is not the same as ZIP so UNZIP won't unpack your kit IF you could get it running.

As far as your error you're getting when trying to use UNZIP? it looks like you've got some logical name or symbol setup incorrectly. I'd search your startup command procedures and login.com files for "25BMGR"...

bob
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: problem with setting up Compaq C on Vax 4000-400

> I have downloaded from HP site
> cc064.dcx_vaxexe and cc064.zip [...]

> [...] UNZIP won't unpack your kit. [...]

UnZip should unpack the Zip-compressed kit,
but not the ".dcx_vaxexe" kit (which is
self-extracting on a VAX).

> As far as your error you're getting when
> trying to use UNZIP? [...]

Herr Huber's guess looks better to me.
Someday, the UnZip "-h" help info will
include a suggestive space:
[...] unzip == "$ dev:[dir]unzip.exe"
instead of:
[...] $ unzip :== $dev:[dir]unzip.exe
which might help (a little) to clarify this
problem. (Already done in Zip 3.0.) Until
then, reading the installation instructions
which come with a modern UnZip kit would
probably be a good idea. If you didn't get
a full kit (with documentation), then:

http://www.info-zip.org/