I have downloaded the COBOL compiler from http://vmsone.com/~ovmskits/vax_kits2003, but I get errors when I try to install it:
%VMSINSTAL-I-RESTORE, Restoring product save set C ...
%BACKUP-E-READERRS, excessive error rate reading DUA1:[COBOL]COBOL057.C;1
-BACKUP-E-HDRCRC, software header CRC error
%BACKUP-I-SPECIFY, specify option (QUIT or CONTINUE)
%BACKUP-F-ABORT, operator requested abort on fatal error
%VMSINSTAL-E-NOSAVESET, Save set C cannot be restored.
%VMSINSTAL-E-INSFAIL, The installation of COBOL V5.7 has failed.
Save set A and B seems to be ok.
It looks like save set C is corrupt. I have tried downloading it several times.
Can it be downloaded from somewhere else?
It must have been something wrong with my ISP, translating to text even if I have specified I want binary - I tried downloading the file from a friend's place (same laptop, same version of wget), and now it works! I can finally play with my old Cobol programs again.
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
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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!