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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | VAX License PAK's
Author What to do with individual licence
Box_the_Jack_in
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Posted on April 19 2017 14:37
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.
Thanks smiley
Author RE: What to do with individual licence
malmberg
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Posted on April 19 2017 17:27
https://sourceforge.net/p/vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstallation/

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.
Author RE: What to do with individual licence
Box_the_Jack_in
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Posted on April 20 2017 13:17
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?
Thanks smiley
Author RE: What to do with individual licence
Box_the_Jack_in
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Posted on April 20 2017 13:26
Hi, Just looking I see yes that it's a script that installs it. Without looking I thought it might just be a number. Any advice would be good please!
Author RE: What to do with individual licence
malmberg
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Posted on April 20 2017 15:00
Just cut and paste the sections of the scripts with minimum license keys needed for VMS and the networking in your terminal emulator.

If using a real terminal, type them in.

Once you get the network up, ftp is your friend.
Author RE: What to do with individual licence
Box_the_Jack_in
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Posted on April 21 2017 09:43
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] ?
smiley
Edited by Box_the_Jack_in on April 21 2017 09:44
Author RE: What to do with individual licence
malmberg
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Posted on April 21 2017 13:17
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.

@DISK:[directory]hobbyist-use-only-va.txt

Most likely: @dka500:[000000]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.

HELP

HELP SPECIFY

HELP COPY
Author RE: Thanks
Box_the_Jack_in
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Posted on April 24 2017 11:06
Thanks malmberg, I'll get to the bottom of it, :-) or top of it !
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April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

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March 24 2018
Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.

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Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS

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malmberg
September 10 2017
https://sourceforge.net/p
/vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal
lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?


DoeveR
August 07 2017
Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?

Bart
March 20 2017
Happy to have found my password again!

pintero
March 16 2017
peteherrera. Agreed.

peteherrera
March 04 2017
It would be nice to be able to buy the lastest hardcopy full OpenVMS docset at a very reduced price through the Hobbyist program. smiley

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February 05 2017
Decus > Connect > Encompass<Country>

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