Compaq ACMS Version 4.3 for OpenVMS

Compaq ACMS Version 4.3 for OpenVMS

Installation Guide

Order Number: AA--N686N--TE

December 1999

This document provides information about installing the Compaq ACMS Version 4.3 for OpenVMS software.

Revision/Update Information: This manual supersedes the Digital ACMS for OpenVMS Installation Guide, Version 4.2.

Operating System: Compaq OpenVMS Alpha Version 6.2 or higher, excluding Version 7.0
Compaq OpenVMS VAX Version 6.2 or higher, excluding Version 7.0

Software Version: Compaq ACMS Version 4.3 for OpenVMS

Compaq Computer Corporation Houston, Texas

December 1999

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ACMS, ACMS Desktop, ALL-IN-1, Alpha, AlphaServer, AlphaServer, DATATRIEVE, DEC, DECdesign, DECdtm, DECforms, DEC FORTRAN, DECnet, DECset, HSC, MicroVAX, OpenVMS, OpenVMS Cluster, PATHWORKS, Tru64, ULTRIX, VAX, VAX C, VAX COBOL, VAX DATATRIEVE, VAX DOCUMENT, VAX FMS, VAX FORTRAN, VAX RMS, VAX SMG, VAX 9000, VMS, VT, VT100, VT200, VT300, are trademarks of Compaq Computer Corporation.

The following are third-party trademarks:

IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines, Inc.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.
Oracle CODASYL DBMS, Oracle CDD/Administrator, Oracle CDD/Repository, Oracle Rdb, Oracle SQL/Services, Oracle Trace, and Oracle Trace Collector are trademarks of Oracle Corporation.

Other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective companies.


The OpenVMS documentation set is available on CD-ROM.

This document was prepared using VAX DOCUMENT, Version V3.2-1n.

Contents Index


This installation guide describes how to install kits for the following Compaq ACMS for OpenVMS (ACMS) product packages:

Intended Audience

Read this manual if you are responsible for installing and maintaining software for ACMS. To perform the installation procedures described in this manual, you must have access to a privileged OpenVMS system manager's account and be familiar with the OpenVMS installation procedure, VMSINSTAL.

Document Structure

This manual has the following chapters and appendixes:
Chapter 1 Describes ACMS kits and licenses, the recommended order for updating layered products used with ACMS, and special dependencies and considerations.
Chapter 2 Explains how to prepare your system for installing ACMS.
Chapter 3 Describes how to install the ACMS software and sample applications and run the Installation Verification Procedure (IVP). It also tells you how to recover from system and installation failures.
Chapter 4 Describes postinstallation steps that prepare your OpenVMS system for running ACMS.
Chapter 5 Describes how to run the ACMS IVP separately from the installation procedure.
Chapter 6 Describes how to deinstall ACMS.
Appendix A Contains a sample installation for each ACMS development kit.
Appendix B Contains information on registering and loading your ACMS license.
Appendix C Describes how to modify ACMS help and message text, for example, to translate them to a language other than English.
Appendix D Describes considerations for creating DECdtm log files.

Related Documents

Consult the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual for information about installing or upgrading layered product software on the OpenVMS operating system.

Three other manuals contain information about managing your ACMS system once it is installed:

Compaq ACMS for OpenVMS Systems Interface Programming gives directions for building the BLISS library file and an environment file for Pascal agents.

For additional information on the compatibility of other software products with this version of ACMS, refer to the Compaq ACMS for OpenVMS Software Product Description (SPD 25.50.xx).

For additional information about the Open Systems Software Group (OSSG) products and services, access the following OpenVMS World Wide Web address: 

Reader's Comments

Compaq welcomes your comments on this manual.

Print or edit the online form SYS$HELP:OPENVMSDOC_COMMENTS.TXT and send us your comments by:
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How To Order Additional Documentation

Use the following World Wide Web address for information about how to order additional documentation: 

To reach the OpenVMS documentation website, click the Documentation link.

If you need help deciding which documentation best meets your needs, call 1--800--ATCOMPAQ.


The following conventions are used in this manual:
Ctrl/ x A sequence such as Ctrl/ x indicates that you must press and hold the key labeled Ctrl while you press another key or a pointing device button.
[Return] In examples, a key name enclosed in a box indicates that you press a key on the keyboard. (In text, a key name is not enclosed in a box.)

In the HTML version of this document, this convention appears as brackets rather than a box.

A vertical ellipsis indicates the omission of items from a code example or command format; the items are omitted because they are not important to the topic being discussed.
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In the C programming language, monospace type in text identifies the following elements: keywords, the names of independently compiled external functions and files, syntax summaries, and references to variables or identifiers introduced in an example.

In the HMTL version of this document, this text style may appear as italics.

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References to Products

The ACMS documentation set to which this manual belongs often refers to certain products by abbreviated names:
Abbreviation Product
ACMS Compaq ACMS for OpenVMS Alpha, and Compaq ACMS for OpenVMS VAX
Ada DEC Ada for OpenVMS Alpha Systems, and DEC Ada for OpenVMS VAX Systems
C DEC C for OpenVMS Alpha Systems, and DEC C for OpenVMS VAX Systems
CDD Oracle CDD/Administrator, and Oracle CDD/Repository
COBOL DEC COBOL for OpenVMS Alpha Systems, and VAX COBOL for OpenVMS VAX Systems
DECforms Compaq DECforms
FORTRAN DEC Fortran for OpenVMS Alpha Systems, and DEC Fortran for OpenVMS VAX Systems
OpenVMS The Compaq OpenVMS Alpha operating system, and the Compaq OpenVMS VAX operating system
Pascal DEC Pascal, and VAX Pascal
Rdb Oracle Rdb
SQL The SQL interface to Oracle Rdb


The DECtrace product is the predecessor to the Oracle Trace product. Some information in the ACMS documentation, particularly in some examples, refers to DECtrace. Except where version specific, the information applies to the Oracle Trace product as well and, as you read the information, you can use the product name Oracle Trace instead of the product name DECtrace with no significant difference in meaning.

Chapter 1
Planning the ACMS Installation

This chapter describes the available ACMS kits. It also discusses the dependencies among ACMS Version 4.3, the OpenVMS operating system, and other layered products, and considerations for upgrading and using these products in a distributed environment.

The Part List, found in the transparent plastic envelope in your kit, specifies the number and contents of your media. Be sure to verify the contents of your kit with this information. If your kit is damaged or if you find that parts of it are missing, contact your Compaq representative.

1.1 Types of ACMS Kits

ACMS is available in three different kits:

1.2 ACMS Licenses

Each ACMS kit has an unlimited-use ACMS license associated with it. ACMS Version 3.3 introduced support for concurrent-use licenses for the run-time and remote-access kits. Table 1-1 shows the licenses that are applicable to each ACMS kit.

Table 1-1 ACMS Licenses
ACMS Kit Unlimited Use Concurrent Use
Development System ACMS Not available
Remote-Access Option ACMS-REM ACMS-REM-USER

For more information about these ACMS licenses, refer to Compaq ACMS for OpenVMS Managing Applications.

To install an ACMS Version 4.3 kit, you must register and load an ACMS software license, using the OpenVMS License Management Facility (LMF). You must register and load your ACMS license before you perform the installation.

For more information on registering and loading your ACMS license, refer to Appendix B.

1.3 Required Operating System Components

Compaq ACMS Version 4.3 for OpenVMS Alpha requires OpenVMS Alpha Version 6.2 or higher, excluding Version 7.0.

Compaq ACMS Version 4.3 for OpenVMS VAX requires OpenVMS VAX Version 6.2 or higher, excluding Version 7.0.

For distributed processing with ACMS, you must have DECnet software installed.


If you install ACMS Version 4.3 on an Alpha system running a version of OpenVMS Alpha lower than OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.x, you must reinstall ACMS Version 4.3 after you upgrade to OpenVMS Alpha Version 7.x.

1.4 Layered Product Requirements

The ACMS Version 4.3 installation procedure and IVP interact with a number of OpenVMS layered products. Some of these products are required, while others are optional.

Each of these layered products has a minimum version (based on the OpenVMS version) that is supported with ACMS Version 4.3. The ACMS Version 4.3 Software Product Description (SPD) identifies the minimum layered product versions required to successfully install ACMS Version 4.3 and run the IVP.

If a product is required, you must make the minimum version available before you can install ACMS. If a product is not required, you do not need to make it available before installing ACMS, however, you must upgrade it to the minimum required version before using it with ACMS.

1.4.1 Determining Software Version Numbers

Before installing ACMS Version 4.3, identify the other products that you need to upgrade. The ACMS SPD contains a complete list of the products that are compatible with this version of ACMS, including information about the minimum version of OpenVMS and layered products that interact with ACMS Version 4.3. To check the current version of the products, execute the DCL commands ANALYZE/IMAGE and SEARCH in the following formats:



In the ANALYZE/IMAGE command, substitute for file-name the file name listed in Table 1-2 or Table 1-3 for each product.

Table 1-2 Compatible Products Image Files for OpenVMS Alpha
Product File Name

Table 1-3 Compatible Products Image Files for OpenVMS VAX
Product File Name

The line that OpenVMS displays in response to the SEARCH command shows the current version of the product. The following example shows that the system has LSE Version 3.0 installed:

$ SEARCH ACMS_VERSION.TMP "image file id"
                 image file identification: "LSEDIT V3.0-23"

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