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
Kit Name: DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_PPPD-V0100--4.PCSI
Release Date: 04-JUN-2002
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.
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
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
SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation
ECO Kit Name: VMS73_PPPD-V0100
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None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.
The following remedial kit(s), or later, must be installed BEFORE
installation of this, or any required kit:
In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
kit, the following remedial kits, or later should also be installed:
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for PPPD on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3. This kit addresses the
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
This kit requires a system reboot. Compaq strongly recommends that
a reboot is performed immediately after kit installation to avoid
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.
Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation utility
by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the
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.
- 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
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