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Print Queue: Device control library not in SYS$LIBRARY

The Question is:

	building a print que, ie:


	VMs forces the .tlb text library to be placed

	Why such a restriction?.  Pointing to an alternate
	directory would make managment of our site much
	easier and cleaner.

	Any undocumented workarounds?

	(Would rather not distort VMS by redefining SYS$LIBRARY
	as a search list).

The Answer is:

    The code indeed hard-codes the library in SYS$LIBRARY.  It does not
    perform logical name translation.  Unfortunatly, changing this behavior
    would break backward compatibility as some system might have device
    control library name conflict with logical names and not be aware of
    it.  It is one of those ennoying things that would be done differently
    if done today, but are better left untouched in OpenVMS.