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HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 4 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System

Software That Must Be Manually Removed

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Before upgrading, if you are currently using DECram or TDC V2.0, these products must be removed manually; otherwise, the upgrade might fail. For other information about software that might need to be removed manually, see the HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Release Notes.

NOTE: The OpenVMS Alpha upgrade procedure checks for older versions of SSL and removes them if found.

Remove Older Versions of DECram for OpenVMS (Alpha Only)

Beginning with OpenVMS Version 8.2, DECram for OpenVMS becomes an integral part of the OpenVMS operating system. Before upgrading to OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.3, you must manually remove earlier versions of DECram for OpenVMS that were customer installed. The upgrade procedure cannot remove DECram for OpenVMS automatically. If an old version of DECram for OpenVMS is installed, the upgrade procedure might abort; if the upgrade does complete, DECram for OpenVMS might cause errors or work improperly. This section explains how to remove an older version of DECram for OpenVMS from your operating system.

Before you shut down the operating system that you plan to upgrade, follow these steps to remove DECram for OpenVMS (if you have already shut down your operating system, you must reboot before continuing).

IMPORTANT: Perform these steps only on versions of OpenVMS Alpha prior to 8.2.
  1. Check for a POLYCENTER software installation (PCSI) utility DECram for OpenVMS installation by logging on to a privileged account and entering the following command:

    $ PRODUCT SHOW PRODUCT DECRAM

    If the resulting display shows that DECram is not found on the system, skip to step 3; otherwise, proceed to step 2.

  2. If the SHOW PRODUCT display shows that DECram for OpenVMS is installed, enter the following command to remove the product:

    $ PRODUCT REMOVE DECRAM

    Once this command has completed successfully, you are finished; you do not need to perform the next steps. If the product removal fails, go on to step 3.

  3. Check for files on your system from a VMSINSTAL utility DECram for OpenVMS installation by entering the following commands:

           $ DIRECTORY SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYS$LDR]SYS$MDDRIVER.EXE
    $ DIRECTORY SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYSEXE]MDMANAGER.EXE

    $ DIRECTORY SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYSMGR]MDRECOVER.EXE
    $ DIRECTORY SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYSHLP]DECRAM$HELP.HLB;*
    $ DIRECTORY SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYSTEST]DECRAM$IVP.COM;*

    If files are found, use the commands in step 4 to remove them. If no files are found, skip to step 5.

  4. Remove the files found in step 3 by entering the appropriate DELETE commands (the /NOCONFIRM/NOLOG qualifiers are optional):

           $ DELETE/NOCONFIRM/NOLOG SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYS$LDR]SYS$MDDRIVER.EXE*
    $ DELETE/NOCONFIRM/NOLOG SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYSEXE]MDMANAGER.EXE;*

    $ DELETE/NOCONFIRM/NOLOG SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYSMGR]MDRECOVER.EXE;*
    $ DELETE/NOCONFIRM/NOLOG SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYSHLP]DECRAM$HELP.HLB;*
    $ DELETE/NOCONFIRM/NOLOG SYS$SYSDEVICE:[SYS*.SYSTEST]DECRAM$IVP.COM;*
  5. In addition, remove the DECram for OpenVMS startup file from the startup database by entering the following commands:

           $ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:SYSMAN
    SYSMAN> STARTUP SET DATABASE STARTUP$STARTUP_LAYERED

    SYSMAN> STARTUP REMOVE FILE MDRECOVER.EXE


    Ignore any “-STARTUP-E-FILNOTFND, STARTUP file MDRECOVER.EXE not found” errors. To exit from SYSMAN, press Ctrl/Z or enter EXIT.

Remove TDC Version 2.0 (Alpha Only)

TDC Version 2.0 was released for use on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3-2 systems. Prior to installing the current release of OpenVMS Alpha, remove TDC Version 2.0 from your system. (When you install the current version of TDC from the Web site mentioned in “Compatibility with Prior Releases”, the Version 2.0 files are removed automatically.)

Before you shut down the operating system that you plan to upgrade, follow these steps to remove TDC V2.0 (if you have already shut down your operating system, you must reboot before continuing):

  1. Check for a POLYCENTER software installation (PCSI) utility TDC V2.0 installation by logging on to a privileged account and entering the following command:

    $ PRODUCT SHOW PRODUCT TDC

    If the resulting display shows that TDC is not found on the system, no action is required; if TDC is found, proceed to step 2.

  2. If the SHOW PRODUCT display shows that TDC V2.0 is installed, enter the following command to remove the product:

    $ PRODUCT REMOVE TDC