The Question is:
I have VMS version 8.2 on Itanium machine. ( I cannot post question when I
enter select Other for cpu and OpenVMS version)
When using the following code snippet to execute from within Java I receive an
Exception message with the following error message:
Error: Could not launch TESTJOB. Message is :Child creation error: error
100052. VMS error code: error 100052
public class Example1
public static void main(String args)
Runtime r = Runtime.getRuntime();
Process p =
ExitCode = p.waitFor();
catch (Exception ex)
System.out.println("Error: Could not launch TESTJOB.
Error Message is :" + ex.getMessage());
The Answer is :
For translating an error value into text, you can use the following:
$ show symbol x
X = "%RMS-F-SYN, file specification syntax error"
The format, content and structure of a condition value are documented
in the OpenVMS documentation set. The structure and operation of a
condition value are of central interest to all OpenVMS programmers,
The specification to TESTJOB is somewhat unusual, as the OpenVMS
Wizard would expect to see:
When logical names are available, their use is prefered over use of
physical device names and of explicit system-specific root directories.
When logical names are not available, the OpenVMS Wizard would create
the necessary logical names; the Wizard would avoid the inclusion of
physical device or directory specifications in any application code.
Also please look at the documentation for the Java r.exec mechanism,
as it is not a direct analog for the OpenVMS RTL lib$spawn call nor
the C system call; r.exec has assumptions around the filename. In
particular, the r.exec specification expects a filename, and not a