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Re: lynx-dev VMS install error (LYNX 2.8.3)

From: Horst Drechsel
Subject: Re: lynx-dev VMS install error (LYNX 2.8.3)
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 10:25:39 EDT

>In a message of Thu, 5 Oct 2000 12:19:15 -0400 (EDT)
>Received on Thu, 05 Oct 2000 18:19:23 EDT
>Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden> wrote to address@hidden
>>On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Horst Drechsel wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>    we are running OpenVMS 7.2-1 / TCPIP 5.0A on a Compaq alpha workstation
>>> cluster.
>>>    trying to install LYNX 2.8.3 with the VMS install script BUILD.COM
>>> failed with an error occurring, because the logical
>>>                         UCX$C_IOCTL  (nor is TCPIP$C_IOCTL)
>>that's not a logical, but a symbol which is expected to be defined in
>>a header file - for the UCX configuration.  Perhaps that is no longer
>>defined (my understanding is that everyone has UCX), or you have installed
>>another configuration such as MultiNet.
>   thanks for your reply. You are right, UCX$C_IOCTL is not a logical,
>but a symbol, which is to be used in [LYNX.WWW.LIBRARY.IMPLEMENTATION]HTTCP.C:
>        ioctl_desc.opt  = UCX$C_IOCTL
>but since it is not defined on our system, compilation of HTTCP.C fails
>and the library WWWlib_UCX.OLB, which is later linked to build LYNX.EXE
>is incomplete (not only module HTTCP is missing, but all other modules
>to be compiled after HTTPC by the script as well.
>>I built a copy of 2.8.3pre.1 in March, on an OpenVMS 6.2 (VAX) using UCX.
>>That works for me.
>   I suspect that UCX$C_IOCTL actually was defined under UCX 4.2 (or
>earlier versions), but no more exists under the UCX successor version
>TCPIP 5.0A, which we have installed.
>   I wonder if no one else on VMS 7.2 (AXP)/TCPIP 5.0 has seen the same
>behaviour when trying to install LYNX 2.8.3, and if there is reasonable
>workaround for this install error.
>   Anyway, I much appreciate your help and like to thank you once again.
>      Best wishes,
>                    Horst

  Horst Drechsel                         
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