HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Release Notes
NetBeans Version 5.5.1 does not support JDK Version 6.0-1 for Integrity servers.
When accessing an ODS-5 disk over DFS, if the path specification from the client includes the MFD, the access fails with the error message as shown in the example. If the path specification does not include the MFD, the access succeeds. For example:
Let us assume the access point be DKA100:[USERS] and the client DFS disk be DFSC1001.
$ DIR DFSC1001: ! fails with the error message %DIRECT-E-OPENIN, error opening DFSC1001:*.*;* as input -RMS-E-DNF, directory not found -SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHFILE, no such file $ TYPE DFSC1001:file.dat ! fails with the error message (1) %TYPE-W-SEARCHFAIL, error searching for DFSC1001:file.dat -RMS-E-DNF, directory not found -SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHFILE, no such file $ DIR DFSC1001:[SUBDIR] ! works as expected (2)
This problem is fixed in DECdfs Version 2.4B.
2.5 HP DCE for OpenVMS Restriction (Integrity servers Only)
On OpenVMS Version 8.4, installing HP DCE for OpenVMS Version 3.2 by selecting Install or Upgrade Layered Products from the Install menu fails with the following error message:
%PCSI-E-ERROWNER, error in owner specification 'DCE$SERVER' -SYSTEM-E-NORIGHTSDB, rights database file not found %PCSI-E-OPFAILED, operation failed
To install DCE, mount the OE DVD installation disk on the OpenVMS
system and execute the DCE$INSTALL.COM procedure, located in the
2.6 XML-C Product Zip File
The XML-C product for OpenVMS for Integrity servers is delivered as a
ZIP file that contains a self-extracting executable file. The XML-C
installation documentation describes the installation procedure using
the executable file. To obtain the executable file, extract it from the
2.7 CMAP Files Added
The following new CMAP files are provided in the OpenVMS Version 8.2 internationalization data kit.
Because of the addition of Extended File Support in OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2, you might notice changes in the handling of the I/O run-time diagnostics and RMS special registers on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2 and later. In particular, a long file name that produced RMS$_FNM under versions of OpenVMS Alpha before Version 7.2 now produces RMS$_CRE on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.2 and later. You need not use the new ODS-5 support to notice the RMS differences.
HP COM Version 1.4 for OpenVMS is currently supported on OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3-2 and later. For information about COM for OpenVMS, see the following website:
You might get an "Error accessing registry database, contact
system manager (0x000025fc)" message if you run a heavy load of
COM for OpenVMS applications with the CTLPAGES value set to 256 or
less. Set the CTLPAGES value to 512 to avoid this problem.
2.10 Supported Versions of DECdfs
DECdfs for OpenVMS Version 2.4B is required for OpenVMS Version 8.4 and later.
DECdfs for OpenVMS Version 2.4A is required for OpenVMS Versions 8.3
and 8.3-1H1. If you use an older version of DECdfs, an error message
2.11 DECforms Web Connector Version 3.0 (Alpha Only)
If you already have DECforms installed, perform the following tasks to enable DECforms Web Connector V3.0 to run on OpenVMS Version 7.3-1 and later:
There is a known incompatibility between the PL/I RTL distributed with the OpenVMS operating system and the more recent PL/I RTL owned and distributed by Kednos Corporation. The older version shipped with the OpenVMS operating system may overwrite a newer version. The image effected is SYS$LIBRARY:DPLI$RTLSHR.EXE.
OpenVMS distributes the following version of the file, which can be identified using the DCL command ANALYZE/IMAGE:
Image Identification Information image name: "DPLI$RTLSHR" image file identification: "V4.0-6"
If you execute an ANALYZE/IMAGE command before upgrading to OpenVMS Version 7.3 or later and find a newer version of DPLI$RTLSHR.EXE, you can either copy it and restore it after upgrading, or reinstall the PL/I kit.
Any questions about DEC PL/I and VAX PL/I should be directed to Kednos Corporation:
Phone: (831) 373-7003
Full kit: HPFMS025
Run-time kit: HPFMSRT025
FMS V2.5 is supported on OpenVMS V8.2 and later systems (Alpha and
2.14 HP DECram
This section contains release notes pertaining to DECram.
For more information on HP DECram, see Section 1.15.
Starting with OpenVMS Alpha and Integrity servers Version 8.2, DECram ships with the OpenVMS operating system as a System Integrated Product (SIP). You must have a DECram license. The DECram driver is located in SYS$COMMON:[SYS$LDR]. Alpha users must remove any remaining SYS$MDDRIVER images in the system-specific directories ([SYSx.SYS$LDR]). For information about removing old versions of DECram before you upgrade to Version 8.2, see the HP OpenVMS Version 8.2 Upgrade and Installation Manual.
If you load any old versions of DECram, the following error message appears:
SYSTEM-W-SYSVERDIF, system version mismatch; please relink No older versions of DECram are supported on OpenVMS Version 8.2. DECram Version 2.5 will continue to be supported on VAX systems only.
The Encryption for OpenVMS Alpha layered product creates its own DCL command DECRYPT during installation. DECRYPT then overwrites the default definition of DECR, which you might have been using to invoke DECram.
If both products are installed, you can access the DECram interface by defining a DCL foreign command symbol such as:
$ DECRAM == "$MDMANAGER"
This section contains release notes pertaining to the HP DECwindows
Motif for OpenVMS product.
2.15.1 New Locales Added
The following new locales, which are used by localized DECwindows Motif software, have been added to the OpenVMS Version 8.2 internationalization data kit.
iw_IL.utf-8 (Hebrew, Israel, UTF-8)
ko_KR.utf-8 (Korean, UTF-8)
zh_CN.utf-8 (Chinese, PRC, UTF-8)
zh_HK.utf-8 (Chinese, Hong Kong, UTF-8)
zh_TW.utf-8 (Chinese, Taiwan, UTF-8)
In DECwindows Motif Version 1.3 for OpenVMS Alpha, significant changes were made to the DECwindows Motif transport library to accommodate multithreading and the communication needs of the Inter-Client Exchange (ICE) protocol, Low-Bandwidth X (LBX) proxy server, and Input Method servers. As a result, HP has discontinued support for user-written network transports on systems running DECwindows Motif Version 1.3 or later.
All existing transports (DECnet, TCP/IP, LAT, and LOCAL) remain available and function as expected. However, HP no longer supports designing and implementing user-written transports based on the updated transport interface. The VMS DECwindows Transport Manual has been archived, and the new libraries are not publicly available.
If you have implemented a custom transport and want to migrate that
transport to the DECwindows Motif Version 1.5 or greater environment,
contact your HP support representative to develop a migration strategy.
2.16 HP Secure Web Server Version Support
OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3-2 and OpenVMS Version 8.2 (Alpha and Integrity servers) are the last releases on which the Secure Web Server (SWS) Version 1.3-* is supported. OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.3-2 is the last release on which SWS Version 2.0 is supported.
The functional replacement for SWS Version 1.3-* and SWS Version 2.0 is SWS Version 2.1. All future new features and enhancements to SWS will be provided beginning with SWS Version 2.1, which is based on the Apache 2.0.* open source code base.
SWS Version 1.3-* and SWS Version 2.0 will be supported while OpenVMS
Alpha Version 7.3-2 is in Prior Version Support (PVS) status, and SWS
Version 1.3-* will be supported as long as OpenVMS Version 8.2 is
supported. Support for these SWS versions will include remedial fixes
and security fixes as deemed appropriate.
2.17 HP Pascal for OpenVMS Alpha Systems
The following release notes pertain to HP Pascal for OpenVMS Alpha
2.17.1 HP Pascal: Version 5.8A (or later) Required to Create STARLET Library (Alpha Only)
Because of a change in OpenVMS Version 7.3-2, Pascal versions before V5.8A cannot create the STARLET library files during installation.
Earlier versions of Pascal can install on OpenVMS Version 7.3-2 or later, if you answer "NO" when prompted with the option to create and install the STARLET library files. Also, previously installed Pascal compilers and previously created STARLET library files will continue to function after upgrading an older OpenVMS system to Version 7.3-2 or later.
It is only the STARLET library creation portion of the Pascal installation that does not work on OpenVMS Version 7.3-2 or later. The Pascal V5.8A kit contains an enhanced installation procedure to correctly build the STARLET library files on OpenVMS Version 7.3-2 or later.
Pascal V5.8A is available on the latest consolidated layered product CD.
2.17.2 Installing HP Pascal After an Upgrade (Alpha Only)
This note applies to any version of HP Pascal and any version of the OpenVMS Alpha operating system.
After upgrading OpenVMS, reinstall HP Pascal to produce new versions of STARLET.PAS and other definition files to match the upgraded system.
If you do not reinstall HP Pascal after upgrading OpenVMS, the compiler
on your system will still work correctly. However, STARLET.PAS and the
other definition files will not include any new or corrected
definitions supplied by the OpenVMS upgrade.
2.18 WEBES and SEA Support on Integrity servers
The latest version of WEBased Enterprise Services (WEBES) is available at the WEBES website: