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unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

 
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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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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
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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
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Re: unzip tool for VAX 4000-400

on my VAX machine installed Open VMS v7.1
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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

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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
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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
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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.
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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...
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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


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