HP OpenVMS SystemsC Programming Language
Read Before Installing or Using HP C Version 7.3 for OpenVMS Alpha
Whether you are a new or a continuing HP C customer, please take time to read the following information about your product.
Before you install HP C, a License Management Facility (LMF) Product Authorization Key (PAK) must be registered and loaded (see the HP C Installation Guide for OpenVMS Alpha Systems).
The HP C product is supplied on the Software Product Library CD-ROM.
The Software Product Library CD-ROM kit includes:
Installing this product requires the OpenVMS Alpha operating system Version 7.3-2 or higher. Installing the compiler and documentation requires 150,000 blocks of free disk space.
A Media CD-ROM is included with the Software Product Library CD-ROM. Your Media CD-ROM contains the installation save sets and installation guide (HP C Installation Guide for OpenVMS Alpha Systems) for installing HP C Version 7.3.
Your Media CD-ROM contains the following HP C files:
Release Notes Information
The release notes for HP C Version 7.3 contain installation-related instructions and a summary of technical changes, known problems, restrictions, and incompatibilities. To read the release notes before installing HP C, invoke VMSINSTAL and follow the instructions in the installation guide. After installing HP C, the release notes are located in:
You can locate the release notes after installing HP C by entering the following DCL command:
The HP C documents are provided as HTML files on the Online Documentation Library CD-ROM. To read them, use the Bookshelf Navigation Utility (BNU) provided on the Online Documentation Library CD-ROM. For information on how to use the BNU, refer to the Online Documentation Library CD-ROM User's Guide, provided on disc 1 in the following location:
Ordering Hardcopy Documentation
To order the latest hardcopy HP C documentation kit (Version 7.1), request part number QA-MU7AA-GZ.7.1.
The hardcopy HP C Version 7.1 documentation kit includes printed copies of the following manuals:
The HP C Run-Time Library Reference Manual for OpenVMS Systems is available with the OpenVMS operating system documentation.
The Software Product Description (SPD) provides an overview of the HP C kit and its features, and describes the technical environment in which the product is supported. The SPD is provided on line on the Media CD-ROM.
A variety of service and support options are available from HP. For more information, contact your local HP sales office.
A Final Note
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