Thanks to Tim I finally managed to install the COBOL on my OpenVMS system.
Here you are a few “screen shots”.
Unzipping the archive.
$ set def dua2:[cobol] $ unzip cobol057.zip Archive: DUA2:[COBOL]COBOL057.ZIP;1 inflating: cobol057.a inflating: cobol057.b inflating: cobol057.c
Loading the license.
$ license load cobol %LICENSE-I-LOADED, DEC COBOL was successfully loaded with 0 units $ lic lis cobol License Management Facility V1.2 License Database File: SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]LMF$LICENSE.LDB;1 Created on: 15-MAR-2010 Created by user: SYSTEM Created by LMF Version: V1.2 ----------------------------------- COBOL DEC [End Of List]
Proceeding with the installation.
$ set def sys$update $ @vmsinstal cobol057 dua2:[cobol] OpenVMS VAX Software Product Installation Procedure V7.3 It is 21-JUN-2010 at 15:25. Enter a question mark (?) at any time for help. %VMSINSTAL-W-ACTIVE, The following processes are still active: TCPIP$FTP_1 * Do you want to continue anyway [NO]? yes * Are you satisfied with the backup of your system disk [YES]? The following products will be processed: COBOL V5.7 Beginning installation of COBOL V5.7 at 15:25 %VMSINSTAL-I-RESTORE, Restoring product save set A ... [...] * Do you want to install only the COBRTL [NO]? Product: COBOL Producer: COMPAQ Version: 5.7 Release Date: 23-OCT-2000 * Does this product have an authorization key registered and loaded? yes The ANSI/Terminal-Format REFORMAT Utility may optionally be installed. * Do you want the REFORMAT Utility installed [YES]? * Do you want to save the COBOL message file for modification [NO]? [...] * Do you want to purge files replaced by this installation [YES]? [...] %VMSINSTAL-I-RESTORE, Restoring product save set B ... [...] %VMSINSTAL-I-RESTORE, Restoring product save set C ... [...] Successful test of Compaq COBOL V5.7-63 Installation of COBOL V5.7 completed at 15:27 Adding history entry in VMI$ROOT:[SYSUPD]VMSINSTAL.HISTORY VMSINSTAL procedure done at 15:27 $
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