How can you tell if a Year 2000 kit (or any other kit) is already
installed on your OpenVMS system? Just follow these steps:
» Return to OpenVMS Year 2000 home
- First, note the names of the kits that are
necessary for your system. Remember to also check for
layered product kits, such as
DECwindows Motif, DCE, and
non-English versions of OpenVMS may require installing multiple kits.
- On an Alpha machine, look in SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL.HISTORY for a
record of the installation of the Year 2000 kit.
NOTE: There is
currently no equivalent to VMSINSTAL.HISTORY on a VAX.
- On both VAX and Alpha systems, you can look for a Year 2000
release notes file in SYS$HELP:. For example:
$ DIR SYS$HELP:*Y2K*.RELEASE_NOTES
If you find this file, the kit has likely been installed.