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  • Installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 and later are available at: <https://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsperlkit/files/ The files are self-extracting archives and after downloading ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    Oct 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm
    Oct 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm
  • Hi, again thanks for the replies to this thread. The original OP was not about "Unix/VMS error/exit codes", it was about the unexpected %SYSTEM-F-NOLOGNAM. The explanation given triggered some tests ...
    John DiteJohn Dite
    Aug 7, 2014 at 8:18 am
    Aug 7, 2014 at 8:18 am
  • Hi, back from vacation. Thanks for all the responses. Here my thoughts on the responses so far. and VMS is equivalent. A die after a failed syscall (such as chdir) causes a generic failure status to ...
    John DiteJohn Dite
    Aug 6, 2014 at 7:48 am
    Aug 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm
  • Hi, first of all thanks for all the replies. Either I don't understand or it doesn't make sense to me. For example, with perl on Linux: $ perl -e "\$s='nosuchdir'; chdir \$s or die \"Can't cd to ...
    John DiteJohn Dite
    Jul 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm
    Jul 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm
  • Hi, we came across this curious behaviour. Here enclosed please find a reproducer. When running the enclosed perl script without any logical definitions we get the message: $ perl x.pl Why do I get ...
    John DiteJohn Dite
    Jul 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm
    Jul 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm
  • Hi, I've built these modules on i64 with perl 5.20 (and VMS 8.4) x DATA-FIXEDFORMAT-0_04 (tar archive) x IndexedFile (has extra level of VMS; has tar archive) x rms x SMG unzips into top level ...
    Carl FriedbergCarl Friedberg
    Jun 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm
    Jun 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm
  • Installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 and later are available at: <https://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsperlkit/files/ The files are self-extracting archives and after downloading ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:13 pm
    Jun 1, 2014 at 8:22 pm
  • You must select/enter a product.
    BugzillaBugzilla
    May 30, 2014 at 7:38 am
    May 30, 2014 at 7:38 am
  • I am trying to get the GNU make 4.0.90 self tests run on VMS, and they are written in perl. I am making some progress, but have found some issues. I can not seem to do a rmdir() of an absolute or ...
    John E. MalmbergJohn E. Malmberg
    Feb 25, 2014 at 5:33 am
    Mar 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm
  • You must select/enter a product.
    BugzillaBugzilla
    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:19 am
    Jan 15, 2014 at 2:19 am
  • Installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 and later are available at: <https://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsperlkit/files/ The files are self-extracting archives and after downloading ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    Jan 9, 2014 at 1:20 am
    Jan 9, 2014 at 4:58 am
  • tl;dr: There's a question at the end... So, I'm testing blead on the Itanium testdrive machine, configured with -"des" -"Dusedevel". If I run mmk install things install somewhere. I failed to RTFM ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Sep 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm
    Sep 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm
  • To use this perl with Bash 4.2.45 and GNV, add the following 2 line file to gnv$gnu:[usr.bin]: $ type gnv$gnu:[usr.bin]perl. #! /bin/sh /perl_root/perl $* Can this be added to the release notes as an ...
    John E. MalmbergJohn E. Malmberg
    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:27 am
    Sep 16, 2013 at 3:07 am
  • Installation kits for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS I64 v8.3 and later are available at: <https://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsperlkit/files/ The files are self-extracting archives and after downloading ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    Sep 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    Sep 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm
  • Hi, I was wondering if anybody ever got PDL to compile on OpenVMS. Thanks, Jovan
    Jovan TrujilloJovan Trujillo
    Aug 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm
    Aug 29, 2013 at 2:25 am
  • Well, it turns out to differ between /bin/sh and /bin/ksh (which was the cause of the AIX bug), but whether it's (ksh) child | parent or (sh) child | child, either way the exit status of the pipeline ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 8, 2013 at 7:51 am
    Aug 8, 2013 at 7:51 am
  • And the commit message for reads: " Fortuitously it seems that the string /dev/null is portable enough to work with the command line parsing code on VMS and Win32 too." What command line parsing code ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Aug 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    Aug 23, 2013 at 7:58 am
  • I have this commit pushed to a smoke-me branch. It doesn't cause any test failures on the HP VMS testdrive system. Am I making bad assumptions? Specifically, is it filesystem dependant whether this ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    Aug 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm
  • In trying to fix this, I think I might have also fixed 3 problems with different recently failing tests on VMS. But I don't understand why. I have questions at the end, but the story in the middle is ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    Aug 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm
  • Test installers for Perl 5.18.0 for OpenVMS 8.3 and later (Alpha or Itanium) are available at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsperlkit/files/ N.B. SourceForge disallows dollar signs in file ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    May 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm
    Aug 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm
  • Craig, my first cut at 18.0 Anything you would like me to pursue? Itanium RX2600 (same as you, I believe) $ cc/version HP C V7.3-018 on OpenVMS IA64 V8.4 $ show system/noproc OpenVMS V8.4 on node ...
    Carl FriedbergCarl Friedberg
    May 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    May 15, 2013 at 12:13 am
  • I do not wish to start a flame war, but I respectfully disagree with your assessment of VMS porting support. I believe there are at least five of us in the Perl VMS community who could step in if ...
    Carl FriedbergCarl Friedberg
    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    Jan 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm
  • I am having issues with my 5.16.2 build. Modules that worked fine on 5.8 and 5.10 are now aborting with this error when returning an undefined value by referencing &PL_sv_undef. I have been "fixing" ...
    Thomas PfauThomas Pfau
    Jan 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Jan 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm
  • I finally got 5.16.2 to complete the build process on Integrity today. Apparently DECC$READDIR_DROPDOTNOTYPE enabled causes problems. We have that set at work for something else. I had to define it ...
    Thomas PfauThomas Pfau
    Dec 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    Jan 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm
  • I wrote a time module that interfaces to the VMS time system services - $BINTIM, $ASCTIM, $GETTIM, and $NUMTIM. I also had a replacement routines for $ASCTIM, $BINTIM and $GETTIM that could be used ...
    Thomas PfauThomas Pfau
    Dec 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    Jan 3, 2013 at 1:36 am
  • Running Makefile.PL in ext/DynaLoader dsa3:[pfau.freeware.perl-5_16_2]miniperl.exe;1 "-I../../lib" "Makefile.PL" "INST_LIB=[--.lib]" "INST_ARCHLIB=[--.lib]" "PERL_CORE=1" Writing Descrip.MMS for ...
    Thomas PfauThomas Pfau
    Dec 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Dec 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm
  • I ran configure.com and selected large integer support but not maximal and not large double. DISK$USERS:[pfau.FREEWARE.perl-5_16_2.vms]vmsish.h;1 copied to ...
    Thomas PfauThomas Pfau
    Dec 22, 2012 at 5:03 am
    Dec 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm
  • A Google search for "vms perl" returns www.sidhe.org/*vmsperl*/ and www.* vmsperl*.com/ among the top results. Neither of these has current information about Perl on VMS. The first refers to Perl ...
    Thomas PfauThomas Pfau
    Dec 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    Dec 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm
  • Bash 4.2.39 is the current release and patch level of the GNU bash project and is now available for OpenVMS. Items of specific interest to the to the VMS Perl community are: Recent versions of Perl ...
    John E. MalmbergJohn E. Malmberg
    Dec 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Dec 18, 2012 at 3:38 am
  • Before I go through the trouble of writing this, is anyone aware of a perl script that can be run on VMS using the DROPBOX.COM perl API to keep a VMS directory in synchronization? Currently I use NFS ...
    John E. MalmbergJohn E. Malmberg
    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:45 am
    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:45 am
  • Hi, I'm putting together a new OpenVMS IA64 V8.4 system and want to get things as up to date as possible. I went looking for the current/latest version of Perl and it's far from clear what I should ...
    Jeremy BeggJeremy Begg
    Nov 7, 2012 at 9:56 am
    Nov 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm
  • John, there most probably is such a mechanism, buried deep in the perl script that transforms a file describing the dynamically loadable PMC (polymorphic container, i.e. Parrot object) into C code ...
    Vorländer, MartinVorländer, Martin
    Oct 29, 2012 at 8:05 am
    Oct 29, 2012 at 8:05 am
  • An irritant of long standing has been the fact that many Perl modules on CPAN use Module::Install in their Makefile.PL's but Module::Install has been non-functional on VMS for some time, making the ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    Oct 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Oct 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm
  • Craig, Thank you. It wasn't too hard; the C sources are quite portable. The biggest part was a script (perl, of course) that transforms the Makefile generated into an MMK description file (I think ...
    Vorländer, MartinVorländer, Martin
    Oct 26, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Oct 26, 2012 at 11:57 am
  • Hi all! Just a little (pre-)announcement... At this year's YAPC::EU the german VAXman persuaded me into attempting a port of Parrot to VMS. While I'm still fighting my way through the build process, ...
    Vorländer, MartinVorländer, Martin
    Oct 23, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Oct 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm
  • Hi, I'm sure I've missed something, and am about to do serious googling, but does anyone here happen to know how to encourage the print statement not to break lines at 132 chars? I have a ...
    Carl FriedbergCarl Friedberg
    Jul 8, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    Jul 9, 2012 at 5:22 am
  • tl;dr: Not everything passed. I think more failed than for Craig on his system. But it's not much different in its failures from 5.14.0. I don't know how to get the shared library override set up to ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    May 19, 2012 at 8:16 am
    May 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm
  • I would find it really useful to have ssh access to a VMS system for testing perl. Specifically, I'm keen to be able to be able to test tweaks the build system on all of *nix, VMS and Windows so that ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    May 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    Jun 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm
  • I've been taking a swing at compiling Perl with the HP C++ compiler for OpenVMS.[1] There are a number of wrinkles to iron out, one of which boils down to: $ type try.c #define dNOOP extern int ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    May 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    May 5, 2012 at 11:24 pm
  • Specifically, the code is emulated on "everything else", but intended to do something real and useful on VMS: #ifdef VMS /* VMS wants read instead of fread, because fread doesn't respect */ /* RMS ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Mar 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    Mar 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm
  • Hi Craig, I have now installed 5-14.1 on 3 AlphaServers, all running VMS 8.3. I've noticed the following when I build many of the VMS extensions from CPAN, for instance, this one from VMS::USER ...
    Carl FriedbergCarl Friedberg
    Sep 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    Sep 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm
  • Hi Craig, My first cut on 5.14.1 on VMS (list is very quiet, must be August vacation time) $ multinet show/version Process Software MultiNet V5.3 Rev A-X, AlphaServer DS25, OpenVMS AXP V8.3 $ cc ...
    Carl FriedbergCarl Friedberg
    Aug 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm
    Aug 19, 2011 at 2:07 am
  • I have a vague memory (possibly wrong) that there was a VMS editor that choked (in some fashion) on UTF-8. [And if so, I guess because it assumes that source code is ISO-8859-1, and no C1 control ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 8, 2011 at 10:25 am
    Aug 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm
  • Hello VMS Perl Folk, If you or your company uses Perl, please have a look at the message below and see about supporting its continued development. Both Nicholas and Dave are Perl internals wizards of ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    Jun 29, 2011 at 3:34 am
    Jun 29, 2011 at 3:34 am
  • Hi. I'm trying to build 5.12-3 and everything works smoothly (finally). Except after a while Making DynaLoader (all) Making all in ext/DynaLoader MMK "all" /DESCRIPTION=descrip.mms ...
    Andreas ÅhmanAndreas Åhman
    May 26, 2011 at 9:15 am
    May 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm
  • The Perl $GETDVI wrapper has been updated and is available at: http://search.cpan.org/~cberry/VMS-Device-0_10/ What the changelog says about this release is: 0.10 Thu May 19 12:00 2011 - Added ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    May 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    May 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm
  • Hi, I've built 5.12-3 on an RX2600 running VMS 8.4, standalone. Here is the result of the test suite: Failed 5 tests out of 1639, 99.69% okay. ../cpan/CPANPLUS/t/03_CPANPLUS-Internals-Source.t ...
    Carl FriedbergCarl Friedberg
    May 7, 2011 at 6:43 am
    May 7, 2011 at 6:43 am
  • Hi Craig, I don't have time to chase this down. I built librarian out of OCD, not need. It emitted various warnings about ./typemap, and did not pass tests, nor install. I took a quick look at ...
    Carl FriedbergCarl Friedberg
    Apr 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    Apr 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm
  • Hello, sorry to be a pain, but here is another case of the spurious linebreak. Environment is OpenVMS IA64 8.3-1H1, Perl 5.12.3 with useperlio defined. I am using Perl with the CGI module to ...
    Dr. Martin P.J. ZinserDr. Martin P.J. Zinser
    Apr 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm
    Apr 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm
  • On our system we have a really useful logical called "UTIL". I added a command to deassign this in the file I submit toe the batch queue. I have two questions 1. Why does this logical cause problems ...
    Black, Andrew (Global Products Unit)Black, Andrew (Global Products Unit)
    Mar 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    May 6, 2011 at 4:07 am
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