Installing the C compiler

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Installing the C compiler

Post by cct » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:35 pm

I cannot find an install guide for the C compiler.

The KIT directory contains - CC074.DCX_AXPEXE

how do we install this?

VSI VMS V8.4-2L1 under FreeAXP on Win10 64


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Re: Installing the C compiler

Post by martinv » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:56 pm

This is a self-extracting archive, Alpha executable. Just RUN the .DCX_AXPEXE file. This will extract the installation files (probably VMSINSTAL style).

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Re: Installing the C compiler

Post by cct » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:01 am

Thanks - that does the trick.

Seems a bit silly not to have at least a readme file that says this, or even put the actual files in - they can't be that tight on space...

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Re: Installing the C compiler

Post by reinhardtjh » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:21 am

A ReadMe would be handy for those who haven't been exposed to it before. The ZIP files are useful not specifically for space saving but rather metadata preservation and file integrity. VMS Install files (and I think .PCSI files as well) are basically BACKUP savesets and if you FTP them incorrectly (i.e. send via text rather that binary or image) then they can be mangled so that BACKUP won't recognize them.
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Re: Installing the C compiler

Post by arne_v » Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:44 pm

Some instructions would probably be good.

A lot of people will not need them. The distribution of kits as self extracting files has been used by HP/HPE/VSI for 15+ years.

With different extensions: .ZIPEXE, .SFX_xxxEXE, .PCSI_SFX_xxxEXE, .BCK_SFX_xxxEXE, .DCX_xxxEXE, .EXE etc..

But some people will need them.
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Re: Installing the C compiler

Post by sms » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:34 am

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> [...] The ZIP files are useful [...]

   Note that "DCX" (Data Compression/Expansion) files are not Zip
archives.

   A Web search for terms like, say. "FTSO FTSV" might find related
tools.

      https://wiki.vmssoftware.com/Freeware_CD

> [...] if you FTP them incorrectly (i.e. send via text rather that
> binary or image) then they can be mangled so that BACKUP won't recognize
> them.

   The same applies to Zip archives.  Zip archives do include some basic
(checksum) integrity checking, and have greater portability to other
operating systems than proprietary schemes (like DCX).  Handled
properly, Zip archives can also preserve VMS file attributes, where
desired.

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Re: Installing the C compiler

Post by arne_v » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:37 am

It is worth nothing that ZIP SFX is way better than DCX.

Better compression.

Plus the ability to unpack with UNZIP (either because one does not like to run EXE or one need to do unpack on another platform).
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