Hi All, I've received the Hobby Licence for OpenVMS 7.3 of which the file is named 'Hobbyist-USE-ONLY-VA.txt'. Can anyone tell me please what I do with this file on the VAX after I've copied it to a CD.
The license key file is typically not in the right format to be run as a command file by DCL with out editing to remove the extra <cr><lf> that end up being in it when you extract it from an e-mail.
So what I typically do on install is to just type in the license keys for VMS, DECNET, and UCX (TCP/IP), just enough to get VMS and networking going. DECNET is very usable for when you add your second VMS system.
Then you can FTP the license key file as a text file, and FTP can translate the line endings.
Then you just @hobbyist-use-only-va.txt to install the licenses.
Hi malmberg, The thing is I've already installed the OS leaving the licence until after. Is there a way I can take the licence copied on to the VAX HD and edit out the Carriage Return and Line Feed on the VAX? Or perhaps I can do the same as you which is now after, and type all the licence in? Thank you though for the good advice of doing it at install. I'm using Linux as my everyday computer, does this also insert a CR and LF?
Hi, I've got the licence file on CD-Rom as I'm going to attempt to launch it with @hobbyist-use-only-va.txt. My
CD-Rom drive is DKA500. Could I have the full command please to copy the file 'hobbyist-use-only-va.txt' from CD to what I assume is SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR], or perhaps I should copy to SYS$SYSCOMMON:[SYSMGR] ?
Edited by Box_the_Jack_in on April 21 2017 09:44
It depends on where you put it on DKA500, and you do not need to copy it anywhere. VMS can run it off the CD-ROM if it is in the right format.
Most likely: @dka500:hobbyist-use-only-va.txt
The file as delivered has CR/LF delimiters and if you did not remove the CR delimiters from the file before you put in on the CD-ROM, then it simply is not going to work. Otherwise it will simply work.
Not enough time for me to describe how to remove the CR characters using an unknown console on an unknown system, so again, simplest way is to do what I posted before.
There are a lot of Wiki articles at https://sourceforge.net/p/vms-ports/wiki/Home/ that can help you avoid some pitfalls that are common to new comers to VMS.
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