04-04-2013 09:33 PM
I recently had some trouble with Ignite make_tape_recovery on an
rux# uname -a
HP-UX rux B.11.31 U ia64 1678555272 unlimited-user license
I downloaded ("Receive for Free >>") and installed the latest Ignite
package which I could find:
rux# ignite version -m xml
<iux:iux xmlns:iux="http://hp.com/ignite" level="non">
Initially, I chose "tar" (the default) for the archive format, but
that generated complaints about some names longer than 100 characters.
Not wishing to lose those files, I tried again, specifying "pax", and
when asked, "Do you want to create an archive with ACL enabled?", I made
the mistake of saying "No", which led to a "pax" failure: "/sbin/pax:
illegal option -- A". Having learned my lesson, I tried again, this
time answering "Yes", at which point I was informed that my "pax" was
out-of date, and that I needed to install PAX-Enh. The FTP URI provided
for that was useless, but Google and I managed to find that, too (also
"Receive for Free >>"). Sadly, while getting the PAX-Enh kit itself is
easy enough, it seems to demand 'The corequisite
"PHCO_42016.UX-CORE,fa=HP-UX_B.11.31_IA/PA"', and it was not obvious how
to get that without a support agreement, which I lack. (I assume that
disabling "enforce_dependencies" would be unwise in this case.)
I suppose that I can try make_tape_recovery again, specifying "cpio"
-- What can't that scheme do? -- but if there were some no-cost way for
a peon like me to get the PHCO_42016 kit, then I'd prefer that. (Anyone
with good patch access and no scruples can find me at sms at
What's the point to making PAX-Enh easy to get, but not its
prerequisite(s)/corequisite(s)? Or am I missing something obvious
When VMS finally dies, it'll be sad to lose an OS which for decades
has come with a backup program which can save and restore any file in
its file system. I'm easily spoiled, I suppose.
04-04-2013 11:23 PM - edited 04-04-2013 11:24 PM
>'The corequisite "PHCO_42016.UX-CORE,fa=HP-UX_B.11.31_IA/PA"', (I assume that disabling "enforce_dependencies" would be unwise in this case.)
It depends on what's in PAX-Enh.
PHCO_42016 11.31 pax(1) cumulative patch 11/08/24
Only the man page and catalog and pax were changed.
>What's the point to making PAX-Enh easy to get, but not its prerequisite(s)/corequisite(s)?
Hmm, I would have thought that PAX-Enh was made available before the patches were locked down?
And Software Depot already distributes free and purchasable items but HPSC typically only does patches.