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OpenVMS VMS73_PPPD-V0100 Alpha V7.3 PPPD ECO Summary [ON HOLD]

TITLE: OpenVMS VMS73_PPPD-V0100 Alpha V7.3 PPPD ECO Summary [ON HOLD] New Kit Date: 05-JUN-2002 Modification Date: 09-JUL-2002 Modification Type: Kit placed on Engineering hold. OpenVMS Remedial Kit Hold Notification Date: 09-JUL-2002 Kit Name: DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_PPPD-V0100--4.PCSI Release Date: 04-JUN-2002 PROBLEM STATEMENT: After the VMS73_PPPD-V0100 kit is installed, the disconnect command in the PPD utility no longer works. Users are then left with no way to force a line to disconnect cleanly. PROBLEM SYMPTOM: The PPPD = DISCONNECT TTA0 command fails to disconnect and returns an error like this: SYSTEM> PPPD DISCONNECT TTA0: %PPPD-E-PPPCONNECTERR, error connecting to PPP device %SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHDEV, no such device available %PPPD-F-ABORT, fatal error encountered; operation terminated WORKAROUND: None. ALTERNATIVE KIT: There is no alternative kit to install. Engineering is evaluating this issue. Depending on results of that evaluation, this kit will be removed from hold or a new kit issued to replace the problem kit. ************************************************************************** NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file. For OpenVMS savesets, the name of the compressed saveset file will be kit_name.a-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name.a-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the OpenVMS 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. Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2002. All rights reserved. OP/SYS: OpenVMS Alpha COMPONENT: PPPD SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation ECO INFORMATION: ECO Kit Name: VMS73_PPPD-V0100 DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_PPPD-V0100--4.PCSI ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None ECO Kit Approximate Size: 208 Blocks Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3 System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: Yes Rolling Re-boot Supported: Yes Installation Rating: INSTALL_3 3 - To be installed by customers experiencing the problems corrected. Kit Dependencies: The following remedial kit(s), or later, must be installed BEFORE installation of this, or any required kit: VMS73_UPDATE-V0100 In order to receive all the corrections listed in this kit, the following remedial kits, or later should also be installed: None ECO KIT SUMMARY: An ECO kit exists for PPPD on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3. This kit addresses the following problems: PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_PPPD-V0100 KIT: o Line table lookup fails when line number is greater than 9. Images Affected: [SYS$LDR]SYS$PPPDRIVER.EXE INSTALLATION NOTES: This kit requires a system reboot. Compaq strongly recommends that a reboot is performed immediately after kit installation to avoid system instability If you have other nodes in your OpenVMS cluster, they must also be rebooted in order to make use of the new image(s). If it is not possible or convenient to reboot the entire cluster at this time, a rolling re-boot may be performed. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation utility by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the DCL prompt: PRODUCT INSTALL VMS73_PPPD /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 INSTALLALTION INSTRUCTIONS: 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 - $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE - Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL command and add that command to the DCL procedure. /PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0 - De-assign the logicals assigned For example, a sample command file to install the VMS73_PPPD-V0100 kit would be: $ $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE $! $ PROD INSTALL VMS73_PPPD/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0 $! $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT $! $ exit All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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