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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Layered Products License PAK's
Author license key install help
deus
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Posted on April 07 2007 05:37
hello is there an easy way to install all the license keys?
thanks,
ed.
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brad
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Posted on April 07 2007 11:29
[quote:968723f22d="deus"]hello is there an easy way to install all the license keys?
thanks,
ed.[/quote:968723f22d]

Yes - but it depends on your definition of "easy". :-)

The license PAKs (both base and layered products) are structured in such a way that they can be run as a .COM file (if you are familiar with Unix, think: shell script).

If you have the facility to cut-n-paste between the platform that you received the emailed PAKs from and VMS, just create a file on VMS ($create base.com, for example), and cut-n-paste the PAK. Type CTRL-Z to create the file, and [email protected] will register the base license.

A similar procedure will register the layered products.

A word of caution, though - I've found that I needed to edit the files in a couple of places where the "$" character was not the first character on a line of text.
DCL will barf at those places, and refuse to run the rest of the procedure, so check the resultant .COM file before "executing" it.

See - I told you it was easy!
http://www.turquoisewitch.com/~bradh
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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

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MarkRLV
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malmberg
January 18 2021
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Bart
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OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
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malmberg
September 05 2020
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silfox70
September 01 2020
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malmberg
August 29 2020
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