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HP e3000, HP-UX, Storage & Business Solutions

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Please read the MOVER note at the end of this page.

Please read the directions at the end of this page that discuss various ways to unpackage and transfer some of the files found on Jazz.



Alphabetical freeware listing

ABORTJ script - powerful and flexible script to abort multiple jobs and session. Can select by user account, job state, IP address, job queue, etc.
CATCHLOG - IMAGE log file formatter (store-to-disk format), tar version, and Readme file.
CDCOPY - CDROM copy utility (tar archive) and Readme file. Provided by Holger Wiemann, updated by Lars Appel.
CHRTRAN - file contents translation utility (tar format) and Readme file.
CIVARS - A zipped tarball containing two COBOL programs. One sets the variable MYSECOND to the number of seconds in the current time. The other sets a variable named YYYYMMDDHHMMSS. Thanks to Glenn Koster and Lars Appel. Note: in 6.0 it is easy to get current date and time using the HPDATETIME and the HPHHMMSSMMM predefined variables
Command Files - and UDCs.
CRYPT - tarball containing the POSIX crypt utility. Usage: $crypt KEY file2.
DBUTIL.PUB.SYS store-to-disk archive or tar archive - New version of DBUTIL to fix security related defect. Please read this security notice for more information.
dnscheck - a shell script to check your e3000's DNS configuration. Run this script, correct any problems that it detects, and then re-run until no more problems are found.
FWSCSI - NM program displays the revisons of the firmware for all NIO Fast/Wide SCSI interfaces in the system and avoids the need to use the xt diagnostic tool for each card on the system. Note that these interfaces may only be present in 900 series e3000 systems, not A/N-class systems. Recommended firmware 3728 or 3944.
HP-IB device checker - script that runs on early 5.0 and later, and reports all HP-IB and FL devices on your system.
MOVER A.00.02 ("mover635" was RYDER) - An unsupported and outdated archival program for the HP3000. NOTE: mover is here for historical purposed only, PLEASE do not use MOVER!! tar and store-to-disk are much better and supported! See the mover note at the bottom of this page.
NETTIME - time synchronization utility (compressed tar) and Readme file.
NEWACCT and NEWGROUP UDCs - UDCs and scripts make it easier to keep groups and files on user volumes. Readme file for Volume Management UDCs.
Patch/iX store-to-disk archives for various MPE releases:
version B.00.17 on 5.5 and readme file.
version B.01.06 on 6.0 and readme file.
version B.01.09 on 6.0.
version B.01.06 on 6.5.
version B.01.09 on 6.5.
version B.02.03 on 7.0.
version B.02.07 on 7.0.
version B.02.09 on 7.0 and readme file.
version B.03.00 on 7.5.
version B.03.01 on 7.5.
Porting Scanner - toolkit to analyze application before porting.
Porting Wrappers - additional functions and commands, both POSIX and UNIX, useful in porting applications.
PURGEACCT and PURGEGROUP UDCs - UDCs and scripts make it easier to keep groups and files on user volumes. Readme file for Volume Management UDCs.
Random name generator - script that produces a pseudo random name from "minlen" up to "maxlen" characters long.
Scripts - Command Files and UDCs.
SETDATE - A program to alter the date in the current session. Readme file.
Showconn & Abortcon Utilities - Utilities to show network sockets/connections on a system and abort TCP connections.
SHOWJOB script - powerful matching capabilities to select just the jobs/session you are interested in.
SIU migration/system mgmt tool - Utility to analyze various files on your system.
Socksified FTP - for MPE/iX 6.0 and 5.5
STREAM UDC - 6.0 version of STREAM UDC for User Defined job queues. A simple config file maps user.accounts to specific job queues. No need to add the ";JOBQ=" parameter to existing jobs or STREAM commands. Readme file describes features of the STREAM UDC.
TCPY - media copy utility (tar format) and Readme file.
UNPACKP - the latest UNPACKP script.
Toolset/iX migration program - utility that converts TSAM source to flat files. The tar file contains the NMPRG program file and the COBOL source code. Thanks to Sally Blackwell.
VERSION - tar archive of the program which supports up to 500 SOMs.
VT3K - *supported* tar archive of vt3k for HP-ux 10.20.


Transferring and unpackaging some of the files on Jazz: Many of the files in the software download sections of Jazz are compressed and packaged such that several files are contained in a single, archive file. Some of the older packages on Jazz were created by the old Mover utility (see below), but the newer archives have been created using the POSIX tar utility, or the MPE store-to-disk feature of the STORE command. It is not uncommon for archives created via tar to also be compressed using another POSIX utility named compress, or using the 'z' tar option, which amounts to the same thing.

tar files are identified by a ".tar" as a filename suffix. If the tar archive has also been compressed by POSIX, a ".Z" is appended to the filename. If the archive was compressed by the GNU compress utility, a ".gzip" or ".gz" is appended to the filename. Store-to-disk files are often identified with ".std" or "store" appended to the filename, and these files are usually not compressed via another utility since STORE provides decent compression.

The first step to successfully download the software and binaries on Jazz is to carefully read all of the instructions. It sounds too simple, yet many difficulities arise from not following the steps provided by the contributing author. Often the file needs to be transferred to your e3000. The eaisest way to do this may be to use the WGET utility (above). However, the most common approach is to download the file from Jazz to your PC, and then FTP the file from your PC to your e3000. The FTP step must use a byte-by-byte transfer, called tenex mode on HP-UX. The MPE binary mode usually does not work since it is trying to create a binary program file. MPE ASCII mode also has problems since it tries to blank pad each record. Byte mode is the only way to transfer s-t-d and tar archive files.

Once the file resides on your e3000 you will need to unpackage it. Store-to-disk files need to be converted from bytestream files to fixed, binary files, first, then unpacked via the RESTORE command as follows:

        :frombyte.hpbin.sys "-b ./std-archive-name ./non-bs-std-name" [;local]
        :file diskf=./non-bs-std-name;dev=disc
        :restore *diskf; /; show [;local]
tar archive files (tarballs) are unpacked in the following manner:
        :sh   or   run sh.hpbin.sys;info="-L"      # run the POSIX shell
        $uncompress archive-filename.tar.Z         # undo the compression
                                                     if the name ends in .Z
        $tar xvf archive_filename.tar              # extract files from tarball
It may be necessary to rename the extracted files to new locations, change file permissions/ security etc. These details are usually in the accompaning instructions (readme) file.
A note about MOVER: Some of the sources and binaries available here may still be archived by the mover (formerly ryder) utility. This program preserves all native mode MPE file attributes, allows several files to be bundled (or archived), rebuilds directory structures if needed, and does some compression. There are at least 2 versions of MOVER, most easily identified by their end-of-file (eof) value. The version of mover on jazz has an eof of 635 ("mover635") and the version in PRVXL.TELESUP on MPE release 5.5 has an eof of 651 ("mover651"). CSY stopped using mover after MPE release 5.5. We had been unable to support mover and there are two other supported tools that provide the same functionality. We are using tar and Store-to-disk as replacements to mover. All MPE patches for 6.0 and later are archived using Store-to-disk (S-T-D). All new freeware on jazz is packaged via tar or S-T-D. tar on MPE release 5.5 and later preserves all native mode MPE file attributes and is a standard tool. S-T-D on 6.0 preserves the properties for all MPE file types. Release 6.0 of FOS RESTORE can read any S-T-D archive. FOS STORE in a powerpatch to 6.0 and in later MPE releases can read and create S-T-D archives. Bottom line: DO NOT USE MOVER!

Last update: 2007-05-04