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unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

 

unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

please help me to find correct version of unzip for VAX 4000-400 also with install guide

thanks in advance
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Andy Bustamante
Honored Contributor

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

What operating system and version do you have installed on your VAX?
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? Reach me at first_name + "." + last_name at sysmanager net
Shriniketan Bhagwat
Trusted Contributor

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

Hi,

You can get the images for zip and unzip from the VMS freeware webpage. Below is the link.

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/freeware/freeware.html

Usage:
The zip and unzip images are to be used as foreign command as shown below

$ ZIP :==$ZIP.EXE
$ UNZIP :==$UNZIP.EXE

After defining them as the foreign command just type zip or unzip on the command line, you will get the help for them.

Regards,
Ketan

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

on my VAX machine installed Open VMS v7.1

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

thank to all for quick response but I have still problems

My steps :

25BMGR> dir $1$DIA2:[ML_25B_1.25BMGR.ARLIC.ICO]

Directory $1$DIA2:[ML_25B_1.25BMGR.ARLIC.ICO]

TEST.ZIP;1 UNZIP.EXE;1

Total of 2 files.
25BMGR> UNZIP :== $1$DIA2:[ML_25B_1.25BMGR.ARLIC.ICO]UNZIP.EXE
25BMGR> UNZIP TEST.ZIP
%DCL-W-ACTIMAGE, error activating image 1$DIA2:[ML_25B_1.25BMGR.ARLIC.ICO]UNZIP.
EXE
-CLI-E-IMGNAME, image file 1$DIA2:[ML_25B_1.25BMGR.ARLIC.ICO]UNZIP.EXE;
-RMS-F-DEV, error in device name or inappropriate device type for operation
25BMGR>

I want to inform that test.zip file iz ziped in Windows XP and send via ftp as binary file

Shriniketan Bhagwat
Trusted Contributor

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

Hi,

You need to insert $ sign before the path name of the unzip.exe as show below.

UNZIP :==$$1$DIA2:[ML_25B_1.25BMGR.ARLIC.ICO]UNZIP.EXE

Regards,
Ketan

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

Hi, I did it but another problem appears


25BMGR> UNZIP :== $$1$DIA2:[ML_25B_1.25BMGR.ARLIC.ICO]UNZIP.EXE
25BMGR> UNZIP TEST.ZIP
%DCL-W-ACTIMAGE, error activating image CMA$TIS_SHR
-CLI-E-IMGNAME, image file $1$DIA1:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSLIB]CMA$TIS_SHR.EXE
-SYSTEM-F-SHRIDMISMAT, ident mismatch with shareable image
Richard Brodie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

Your system libraries are too old for this executable to run. If you can't build from source on your system, you would have to find a version of UNZIP linked on an earlier system.
Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

Hi,
Try to download the "uz.bck" file from
http://www.quadratrix.be/downloads
In that backup-saveset are 2 executables (UNZIP_VAX.EXE and ZIP_VAX.EXE) that work for us on an OpenVMS VAX V6.2 system.

(Don't forget to execute the http://www.quadratrix.be/downloads/RESET_BACKUP_SAVESET_ATTRIBUTES.COM command procedure on the "uz.bck" saveset, should BACKUP complain)

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Kris (aka Qkcl)
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

> [...] VAX 4000-400

"VAX" is enough hardware info. The OS
version and the availability of a C compiler
are more interesting than more hardware
details.

> You can get the images for zip and unzip
> from the VMS freeware webpage. [...]

As a general rule, I don't trust freeware
offers which don't reveal which version of
the product was built how.

If you have a C compiler, you could just
fetch a source kit, and build it yourself.
That tends to eliminate any run-time
incompatibilities.

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

Source kits:

ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/src/

VMS object+executable kits:

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

(Mr. Goatley builds for some relatively old
environments. If you need anything older, I
can go back so far as VMS V5.4 with VAX C.)

All the official source kits include
documentation, including specifics for VMS.

Versions older than the latest released
versions (Zip 3.0, UnZip 6.0) tend to be
slower and have more bugs (and fewer
features). If you have a C compiler, then
the latest beta kits may offer a few
additional bug fixes (and/or enhancements):

ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/beta


Did a Web search for keywords like, say
vms unzip
really not find anything useful?
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

> Did a Web search for keywords like, say
> vms unzip
> really not find anything useful?

For that matter, at least one of us seems to
have a memory problem:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/System-Management/problem-with-setting-up-Compaq-C-on-Vax-4000-400/m-p/4750468#M28259

 

If you got that C compiler installed and
working, then you would probably be happier
if you built UnZip from a source kit. (And
if you read the documentation which comes
with it.)

If you did _not_ get the C compiler to work,
then one of the newer official VMS
object+executable kits may still include
enough good stuff to let you re-LINK, even on
an older VMS version than the one used to
make the kit. Again, the VMS-specific
documentation should explain how to do this.

As usual, many things are possible.

Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

The OpenVMS FAQ goes into details on how to get and how to use zip and unzip. URLs include:

http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/1
http://www.hoffmanlabs.com/vmsfaq

Yes, the 2006 edition is current. The VMS stuff hasn't changed all that much. I have a few updates posted at the first web site site. Download the text-format or (if you're on a system with a decent PDF viewer) PDF-format version as those are more easily searchable than the other formats. There is a full (zipped) download of all FAQ formats available, too.

Hunter Goatley's kits for zip and unzip were both current and were also built to run on VAX/VMS versions from around V5.5 or so and newer, AFAIK. These kits are here:

http://vms.process.com/fileserv-software.html

The HP kits for zip and unzip have usually been down-revision software versions of the tools, versions known to have bugs, and also clearly built for newer VMS versions.

This stuff all shows up in Google, as this topic was a frequent source of questions in past years.

And yes, there had been requests that VMS add zip and unzip into the base kit over the years.