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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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To get the username of the current process, from the level of DCL, you could invoke the command:

$ write sys$output f$getjpi("", "USERNAME") WISNIOS $

But it is not so obvious to implement this in the COBOL code. The function as it is called from DCL would be replaced by run-time library rutine. The prefix of function – F$ – would...

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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...
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