OpenVMS VMS731_TDF-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 TDF ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS731_TDF-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 TDF ECO Summary
NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
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saveset is copied to your system, expand the compressed
saveset by typing RUN kitname.dcx_vaxexe or kitname.dcx_alpexe.
For PCSI files, once the PCSI file is copied to your system,
rename the PCSI file to kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or
kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe, then it can be expanded by typing
RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe. The
resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be
used to install the ECO.
New Kit Date: 25-FEB-2003
Modification Date: Not Applicable
Modification Type: NEW KIT
Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2002,2003. All rights reserved.
OP/SYS: OpenVMS Alpha
SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation
ECO Kit Name: VMS731_TDF-V0100
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None
ECO Kit Approximate Size: 784 Blocks
Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1
System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: No
Rolling Re-boot Supported: Information Not Available
Installation Rating: INSTALL_2
2 : To be installed by all customers using the following
Customers using any application that uses the JAVA run time
library or PThreads
The following remedial kit(s), or later, must be installed BEFORE
installation of this kit:
In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for TDF on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1. This kit addresses the
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS731_TDF-V0100
o Java applications that run continuously through the daylight
savings time adjustment incur a two hour clock adjustment
rather than a one hour clock adjustment. The java application
must be stopped and restarted to correct the time.
o In the Southern Hemisphere when the time was moved forward at
the October Daylight Savings Time adjustment, multithreaded
processes went into a tight CPU loop. Examples of
applications showing the problem are DCPS symbiont, decevent,
or anything using the Java runtime. Stopping and restarting
the processes resolved the problem.
This problem will happen again at the next daylight savings
o Setting the DISUSER flag on the SYSTEM account causes the
login failure message:
%LOGIN-F-DISUSER, account is disabled
to be displayed when the job controller tries and retries
creating the daylight savings time adjustment process.
No reboot is necessary after successful installation of the kit.
Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation utility
by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the
PRODUCT INSTALL VMS731_TDF /SOURCE=[location of Kit]
The kit location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory that
contains the kit.
Additional help on installing PCSI kits can be found by typing
HELP PRODUCT INSTALL at the system prompt
Special Installation Instructions:
o Stop/Restart of Job Controller
This kit does not require a reboot but does require the job
controller to be stopped and restarted after installation of
the kit. To stop the job controller, enter the command:
To restart the job controller, enter the command:
o Scripting of Answers to Installation Questions
During installation, this kit will ask and require user
response to several questions. If you wish to automate the
installation of this kit and avoid having to provide responses
to these questions, you must create a DCL command procedure
that includes the following definitions and commands:
- $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
- Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL
command and add that command to the DCL procedure.
- De-assign the logicals assigned
For example, a sample command file to install the
VMS731_TDF-V0100 kit would be:
$ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
$ PROD INSTALL VMS731_TDF/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0
$ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
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