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HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 7 After Installing or Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System

Expanding the System Libraries (Optional; OpenVMS Alpha Only)

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Libraries included with the OpenVMS Alpha operating system kit are in data-reduced (compressed) format. Unless disk space is limited, HP recommends expanding (decompressing) these libraries to give the system faster access to them.

The libraries included with the OpenVMS I64 operating system kit are in expanded (uncompressed) format. HP recommends keeping the libraries in expanded format. Compressing them can hinder system performance. However, you can compress any of these libraries if necessary.

To expand libraries that are in data-reduced format or compress libraries that are in expanded format, use the OpenVMS Library Decompression utility (LIBDECOMP.COM). The utility runs on both OpenVMS Alpha and I64 systems. To run the utility, enter the following command:

   $ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP

For additional information about the utility, you can request help by entering the following command:

   $ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP HELP

You can list the sizes and format (reduced or expanded) of the libraries by using the following command:

   $ @SYS$UPDATE:LIBDECOMP LIST

For complete information about expanding and reducing system library files and using LIBDECOMP.COM, see the HP OpenVMS System Manager's Manual, Volume 2: Tuning, Monitoring, and Complex Systems.

Table 7-2 “Reduced and Expanded Sizes of Libraries ” lists the libraries that ship on OpenVMS Version 8.3 and shows the approximate sizes of the libraries in both data-reduced (compressed) and expanded format. Note that library sizes differ for Alpha and I64 systems.

NOTE: File sizes are subject to change. In addition, layered products and user applications might add entries to the HELPLIB.HLB and STARLET.OLB libraries. The sizes listed in Table 7-1 “Postinstallation and Postupgrade Checklist” do not reflect such entries. For the most accurate information, run the Library Decompression utility on your own system and review the output from the list function.

The LIBDECOMP.COM utility lists the following libraries as “Library not present”:

  • [SYSLIB]SYSBLDMLB.MLB

  • [SYSLIB]DECCRTL.OLB

  • [SYSLIB]SYSBLDLIB.OLB

These libraries are not used with OpenVMS Alpha or OpenVMS I64; they are used with OpenVMS VAX only. These libraries are omitted from Table 7-2 “Reduced and Expanded Sizes of Libraries ”.

Table 7-2 Reduced and Expanded Sizes of Libraries

Library Name/Description

OpenVMS Alpha

OpenVMS I64

Reduced Size (as shipped)Expanded SizeReduced Size Expanded Size (as shipped)
[SYSHLP] directory; Help library files (.HLB)   

ACLEDT.HLB
Access Control List Editor help
7010270103
BKM$HELP.HLB
Backup Manager help
156248156251
DBG$HELP.HLB
OpenVMS Debugger help
123721441237

2164

DBG$UIHELP.HLB
OpenVMS Debugger help
271441271465
EDTHELP.HLB
EDT Editor help
154229154

233

EVE$HELP.HLB
EVE Editor help
6761197676

1177

EVE$KEYHELP.HLB
EVE Keypad help
9914599

148

EXCHNGHLP.HLB
Exchange Utility help
8311883118
HELPLIB.HLB[1]
DCL help (see footnote at end of table)
1005518701 1083021426
LANCP$HELP.HLB
LAN Control Program help
116169113

163

LATCP$HELP.HLB
LAT Control Program help
157243157243
MAILHELP.HLB
Mail Utility help
211316211

316

NCPHELP.HLB
Network Control Program help
262412262

412

SDA.HLB
System Dump Analyzer help
384581384

587

SHWCLHELP.HLB
Show Cluster Utility help
8812788127
SYSGEN.HLB
System Generation Utility help
369582366

578

SYSMANHELP.HLB
System Management Utility help
539871559

907

TPUHELP.HLB
Text Processing Utility help
5751036 575

1015

UAFHELP.HLB
Authorize Utility help
253391249

384

[SYSLIB] directory; Macro library files (.MLB)    

LANIDEF.MLB
LAN internal driver macros
196261196

275

LIB.MLB
Operating system macros
303952543226

5515

STARLET.MLB
Operating system macros
255838272595

3576

[SYSLIB] directory; Object library files (.OLB)    

STARLET.OLB[1]
System object library and run-time library
306644985869916

116397

VAXCRTL.OLB
HP C RTL routine name entry points; VAX G_floating double-precision, floating-point entry points
12711689Not included
VAXCRTLD.OLB
Limited support of VAX D_floating double-precision, floating-point entry points
17322802Not included
VAXCRTLDX.OLB
VAX D_floating support; support for /L_DOUBLE_SIZE=128 compiler qualifier
16632648Not included
VAXCRTLT.OLB
IEEE T_floating double-precision, floating-point entry points
15782491Not included
VAXCRTLTX.OLB
IEEE T_floating support; support for /L_DOUBLE_SIZE=128 compiler qualifier
15962493Not included
VAXCRTLX.OLB
G_floating support; support for /L_DOUBLE_SIZE=128 compiler qualifier
14222003Not included
VMS$VOLATILE_PRIVATE_INTERFACES.OLB
OpenVMS bugcheck processing codes
6018731519

2121

[SYSLIB] directory; Text library files (.TLB)   

BASIC$STARLET.TLB
BASIC language variant of the STARLET library, containing version-independent declarations for system services

3896

8129

3865

8197

ERFLIB.TLB
ANALYZE ERROR device descriptions
6485Not included
LIB_ADA_SUBSET.TLB
Ada programmers toolkit of operating system definitions
191535351914

3615

NTA.TLB
Windows NT definition files
34423452
STARLETPAS.TLB
Pascal language variant of the STARLET library, containing version-independent declarations for system services
3817895938028967
STARLET_RECENT_ADA_SUBSET.TLB
Ada programmers toolkit of operating system definitions
114420301144

2058

STARLETSD.TLB
Language-independent STARLET definitions used during layered product installations
432877584297

7936

SYS$LIB_C.TLB
C language variant of the LIB library, containing internal and version-dependent declarations for system services
105442221817356

35869

SYS$STARLET_C.TLB
C language variant of the STARLET library, containing version-independent declarations for system services
6324136946559

14130

TOTALS:94141168857132963239525

[1] Layered products and user applications might add entries to the HELPLIB.HLB and STARLET.OLB libraries. The sizes listed in this table do not reflect such additional entries.