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What are VMIMARKER files?

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The Question is:

What is a VMIMARKER*.DAT file, and why does our startup try to execute
 vmsinstal using it as a parameter ?
For example, this is in our startup.log:
$t = f$search("sys$update:vmimarker*.dat")
$if t .eqs. "" then goto cs10
$@sys$update:vmsinstal "" "" options B "" ""

The Answer is :

  These VMSMARKER files are marker files that are quite deliberately
  maintained on an OpenVMS system as a result of an incomplete VMSINSTAL
  installation sequence.  OpenVMS will attempt to complete the (failed)
  installation.  For details:

answer written or last revised on ( 18-OCT-2000 )

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