HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
HP OpenVMS Version 8.2 Release Notes
$ MOUNT/OVERRIDE=IDENTIFICATION ddcu: $ TYPE ddcu:[FREEWARE]FREEWARE_README.TXT
In these MOUNT commands, the ddcu: specification represents the device name of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM device on your OpenVMS system.
Once the appropriate device is mounted, you can access the kit
directories directly using standard DCL commands such as DIRECTORY and
COPY. Text files containing submission abstracts and other materials
are available in the [FREEWARE] directory on each disk.
3.1.1 Freeware Menu Unavailable (I64 Only)
The [FREEWARE]FREEWARE.COM Freeware menu system interface on the OpenVMS Freeware V7.0 distribution does not operate on OpenVMS I64 systems.
The menu system interface is expected to function on OpenVMS Alpha and on OpenVMS VAX systems.
You can directly access the contents of the Freeware V7.0 distribution media by using DCL commands such as DIRECTORY and COPY from an OpenVMS I64, OpenVMS Alpha, or OpenVMS VAX system. This is the preferred way to access the contents of the Freeware V7.0 distribution.
Information about submissions and the Freeware distribution is
contained in the file [FREEWARE]FREEWARE_README.TXT. This file is on
each volume of the Freeware V7.0 distribution, and you can view its
contents by using the TYPE command or a text editor.
3.2 Online Help Changes
In OpenVMS Version 8.2, topics that were previously covered under the help topic DCL_Tips (which was previously found under HELP SPECIFY) have now been made into individual help topics that are accessible at the top level of help. Look for these new help topics:
HELP Date_Time (includes time specifications)
Help for SET SERVER and SHOW SERVER has also been simplified and made more easily accessible. The technical content has not changed --- except for SET SERVER ACME /CONFIGURE --- but there are now separate help topics for the following:
SET SERVER ACME_SERVER
SET SERVER REGISTRY_SERVER
SET SERVER SECURITY_SERVER
SHOW SERVER ACME_SERVER
SHOW SERVER REGISTRY_SERVER
The following release notes pertain to DCL commands.
3.3.1 ANALYZE/ERROR_LOG Command Not Ported to OpenVMS I64
The ANALYZE/ERROR_LOG command has not been ported to OpenVMS I64. There are no plans to port this functionality to OpenVMS I64 in the future.
Online help erroneously includes the ANALYZE/ERROR_LOG command.
3.3.2 CREATE/MAILBOX: Temporary Restriction
CREATE/MAILBOX/TEMPORARY currently requires CMEXEC privilege. This
restriction will be removed in a future release.
3.3.3 DIAGNOSE Command No Longer Supported
The DIAGNOSE command is not supported on OpenVMS Version 8.2. For more
information, see Section A.4 and Section A.6.
3.3.4 SHOW LICENSE /OE and /HIERARCHY Require SYSLCK (I64 Only)
Currently, the SHOW LICENSE/OE and SHOW LICENSE/HIERARCHY commands require the SYSLCK privilege. This restriction will be removed in a future release.
If you do not have SYSLCK privilege and want to know whether a specific product in the operating environment database is licensed to run on the system, you can use the lexical function F$LICENSE, as shown in this example:
$ WRITE SYS$OUTPUT F$LICENSE("RMSJNL") TRUE $
The OpenVMS Migration Software for VAX to Alpha (DECmigrate) is not included on the Open Source Tools CD shipped with the OpenVMS Version 8.2 distribution media. The software kit was included on the media for OpenVMS Version 7.3-2, but testing has not been completed on OpenVMS Version 8.2. The software will continue to be available on the following website for earlier versions of OpenVMS:
An update will be posted when support for OpenVMS Version 8.2 becomes
3.5 iconv Fixes
The following fixes have been made to iconv :
The following notes pertain to the HP Secure Web Browser.
3.6.1 Increased Memory Required
If you have an OpenVMS workstation and you are using the HP Secure Web
Browser (SWB), based on Mozilla, the minimum memory requirement is 128
MB; however, 256 MB is highly recommended for more robust performance.
3.6.2 Installation Error on ODS-2 Disk Volume (I64 Only)
Installing the HP Secure Web Browser (CSWB) Version 1.4 for OpenVMS I64 on an ODS-2 disk volume fails with a PCSI error, as follows:
%PCSI-E-OPENIN, error opening ODS2$DISK:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][CSWB.RES]SAMPLE^.UNIXPSFONTS.PROPERTIES;* as input -RMS-E-FND, ACP file or directory lookup failed -SYSTEM-W-BADFILEVER, bad file version number %PCSI-E-OPFAILED, operation failed
You can continue with the installation by answering "NO" to the "Do you want to terminate?" prompt. The installation will continue successfully.
As an alternative, you can install the HP Secure Web Browser on an
ODS-5 disk volume.
3.7 TECO Editor Not Yet Available on I64 Systems