FLIST Installation and Setup - VMS

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  1. FLIST Installation and Setup

    I've just downloaded the FLIST.OBJ to my OpenVMS 7.3 system. I'm not
    sure what to do next in order to get it running/useable. I can't find
    any READMEs or INSTALL notes through Google. Anyone have any
    suggestions ?

    Chuck

  2. Re: FLIST Installation and Setup

    Chuck Moore wrote:
    > I've just downloaded the FLIST.OBJ to my OpenVMS 7.3 system. I'm not
    > sure what to do next in order to get it running/useable. I can't find
    > any READMEs or INSTALL notes through Google. Anyone have any
    > suggestions ?
    >
    > Chuck


    The first thing you need to do is to link it with the LINK command, q.v.

    Since I haven't a clue what FLIST is or does or anything like that I'm
    afraid I can't help you further!

    If you link it successfully, you can then say RUN FLIST. God only knows
    what will happen then! The program should begin execution. If it needs
    logical names defined or command line arguments it may produce some
    useful/helpful error messages. If it's derived from something on Unix,
    forget about the useful/helpful messages. Unix doesn't do that!


  3. Re: FLIST Installation and Setup

    Richard -- Thanks. I ran the LINK command against FLIST (which is a
    directory navagation program (http://invisible-island.net/flist/
    flist.html). Here's what I got :
    $ link
    FLIST.obj
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 1 is
    illegal (67.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 2 is
    illegal (213
    31.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 3 is
    illegal (0.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 4 is
    illegal (0.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 5 is
    illegal (0.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 6 is
    illegal (80.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 7 is
    illegal (102
    4.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 8 is
    illegal (105
    3.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 9 is
    illegal (650
    56.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 10 is
    illegal (10
    44.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 11 is
    illegal (12
    8.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 12 is
    illegal (32
    ..)
    %LINK-W-SEQNCE, illegal record
    sequence
    in module file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;
    1
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 14 is
    illegal (27
    482.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 15 is
    illegal (52
    ..)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 16 is
    illegal (20
    310.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 17 is
    illegal (0.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 18 is
    illegal (0.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 19 is
    illegal (0.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 20 is
    illegal (21
    587.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 21 is
    illegal (0.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 22 is
    illegal (0.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 23 is
    illegal (1.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 24 is
    illegal (1.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 25 is
    illegal (0.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 26 is
    illegal (1.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 27 is
    illegal (20
    5.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 28 is
    illegal (10
    55.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 29 is
    illegal (0.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 30 is
    illegal (0.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 31 is
    illegal (32
    ..)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 32 is
    illegal (81
    92.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 33 is
    illegal (60
    ..)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 34 is
    illegal (21
    840.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 35 is
    illegal (0.
    )
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 36 is
    illegal (54
    ..)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 37 is
    illegal (15
    0.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 38 is
    illegal (64
    756.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 39 is
    illegal (20
    62.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 40 is
    illegal (14
    808.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 41 is
    illegal (12
    ..)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 42 is
    illegal (58
    ..)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 43 is
    illegal (15
    080.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 44 is
    illegal (17
    ..)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 45 is
    illegal (75
    2.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 46 is
    illegal (15
    616.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 47 is
    illegal (20
    50.)
    %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 48 is
    illegal (77
    0.)
    %LINK-W-NOEOM, no end-of-module record
    found
    in module file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;
    1
    %LINK-W-SEQNCE, illegal record
    sequence
    in module file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;
    1
    %LINK-W-EMPTYFILE, no modules found in file DKB100:
    [WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1
    %LINK-W-USRTFR, image DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.EXE;2 has no user
    transfer ad
    dress

    .... doesn't look good.

    Chuck

  4. Re: FLIST Installation and Setup

    On Dec 31, 2007 12:51 AM, Chuck Moore wrote:
    > Richard -- Thanks. I ran the LINK command against FLIST (which is a
    > directory navagation program (http://invisible-island.net/flist/
    > flist.html). Here's what I got :
    > $ link


    If you downloaded the ZIP file from that web site & unzipped it, you
    should have seen a file called "build.com" in the "src" directory.
    Just execute that procedure with

    $ @build

    After you set the default to that directory.

    Ken

  5. Re: FLIST Installation and Setup

    On Dec 30, 11:44 pm, Chuck Moore wrote:
    > I've just downloaded the FLIST.OBJ to my OpenVMS 7.3 system. I'm not
    > sure what to do next in order to get it running/useable. I can't find
    > any READMEs or INSTALL notes through Google. Anyone have any
    > suggestions ?
    >
    > Chuck


    Did you follow the instructions in the "Freeware_demo.txt" file
    included in the zip?

  6. Re: FLIST Installation and Setup

    Chuck Moore wrote:
    > Richard -- Thanks. I ran the LINK command against FLIST (which is a
    > directory navagation program (http://invisible-island.net/flist/
    > flist.html). Here's what I got :
    > $ link
    > FLIST.obj
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 1 is
    > illegal (67.
    > )[snip]


    Chuck,

    Looks like you have a corrupt object file there. I wonder where you got
    it, because all I find on http://invisible-island.net/flist/ is a link
    to a zip file containing the source, full documentation, and various
    other bits and pieces such as build procedures:

    ftp://invisible-island.net/flist/flist.zip

    There are no object files in this zip.

    I've unpacked this and compiled and linked it on OpenVMS 8.2 Alpha.
    While there are some interesting informational compiler diags, and an
    undefined symbol in the link command (which I corrected), it all appears
    to work.

    If you want a copy of the executable, you can contact me via my website.

    Cheers,
    Jim.
    --
    www.eight-cubed.com

  7. Re: FLIST Installation and Setup

    Chuck Moore wrote:
    > Richard -- Thanks. I ran the LINK command against FLIST (which is a
    > directory navagation program (http://invisible-island.net/flist/
    > flist.html). Here's what I got :
    > $ link
    > FLIST.obj
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 1 is
    > illegal (67.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 2 is
    > illegal (213
    > 31.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 3 is
    > illegal (0.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 4 is
    > illegal (0.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 5 is
    > illegal (0.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 6 is
    > illegal (80.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 7 is
    > illegal (102
    > 4.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 8 is
    > illegal (105
    > 3.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 9 is
    > illegal (650
    > 56.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 10 is
    > illegal (10
    > 44.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 11 is
    > illegal (12
    > 8.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 12 is
    > illegal (32
    > .)
    > %LINK-W-SEQNCE, illegal record
    > sequence
    > in module file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;
    > 1
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 14 is
    > illegal (27
    > 482.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 15 is
    > illegal (52
    > .)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 16 is
    > illegal (20
    > 310.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 17 is
    > illegal (0.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 18 is
    > illegal (0.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 19 is
    > illegal (0.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 20 is
    > illegal (21
    > 587.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 21 is
    > illegal (0.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 22 is
    > illegal (0.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 23 is
    > illegal (1.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 24 is
    > illegal (1.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 25 is
    > illegal (0.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 26 is
    > illegal (1.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 27 is
    > illegal (20
    > 5.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 28 is
    > illegal (10
    > 55.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 29 is
    > illegal (0.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 30 is
    > illegal (0.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 31 is
    > illegal (32
    > .)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 32 is
    > illegal (81
    > 92.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 33 is
    > illegal (60
    > .)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 34 is
    > illegal (21
    > 840.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 35 is
    > illegal (0.
    > )
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 36 is
    > illegal (54
    > .)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 37 is
    > illegal (15
    > 0.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 38 is
    > illegal (64
    > 756.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 39 is
    > illegal (20
    > 62.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 40 is
    > illegal (14
    > 808.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 41 is
    > illegal (12
    > .)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 42 is
    > illegal (58
    > .)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 43 is
    > illegal (15
    > 080.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 44 is
    > illegal (17
    > .)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 45 is
    > illegal (75
    > 2.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 46 is
    > illegal (15
    > 616.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 47 is
    > illegal (20
    > 50.)
    > %LINK-W-RECTYP, file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1 record 48 is
    > illegal (77
    > 0.)
    > %LINK-W-NOEOM, no end-of-module record
    > found
    > in module file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;
    > 1
    > %LINK-W-SEQNCE, illegal record
    > sequence
    > in module file DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;
    > 1
    > %LINK-W-EMPTYFILE, no modules found in file DKB100:
    > [WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.OBJ;1
    > %LINK-W-USRTFR, image DKB100:[WORKAREA.FLIST]FLIST.EXE;2 has no user
    > transfer ad
    > dress
    >
    > ... doesn't look good.
    >
    > Chuck


    It looks as if the object file has been corrupted somehow.


  8. Re: FLIST Installation and Setup

    Chuck Moore wrote:
    >
    > I've just downloaded the FLIST.OBJ to my OpenVMS 7.3 system. I'm not
    > sure what to do next in order to get it running/useable. I can't find
    > any READMEs or INSTALL notes through Google. Anyone have any
    > suggestions ?


    VMS .OBJ files are almost impossible to transfer via FTP or whatever
    without some kind of corruption. They're sequential/variable files
    containing binary data. They can't be transferred as either ASCII or
    BINARY. It's generally best to have them contained in a .ZIP file or
    some other container so that when the archive is unpacked on VMS the
    original file appears in its original form.

    ....and yes, .OBJ ("object") files themselves are not executable until
    they are LINKed into an executable image (.EXE), as other posters have
    pointed out.

    David J Dachtera
    DJE Systems

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