OpenVMS software repositories?
John H. Reinhardt
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Thu Feb 8 10:02:18 CST 2018
On 2/8/2018 9:56 AM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk wrote:
> On 2/8/2018 9:39 AM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
>>> On Feb 8, 2018, at 5:28 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> On 02/07/2018 10:30 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
>>>>> On Feb 7, 2018, at 7:22 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>>>> On 02/07/2018 06:35 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
>>>>>> What sites still exist that have VMS software? I know the about the OpenVMS Freeware CD’s from HP VMS Engineering.
>>>>> I'd suggest that you redirect your question to the comp.os.vms newsgroup. I frequently see discussions there about software archives. In fact, you can probably search an archive of the group and find some answers to your question.
>>>> I need to see about getting back on comp.os.vms, I’ve not been active there in a decade.
>>> Don't worry, it hasn't changed a bit. :-)
>> I’m sure. I just need to figure out how to get access, preferably with ’tin'. One of the reasons I dropped off was time, another was my ISP dropping USENET access.
> You might try <http://www.eternal-september.org> . I don't know if tin will work, but it's recommended by Hoff and others. It's free and reasonably frustration free. They have had a couple server hiccups in the last year though. I use it via Thunderbird on my Mac without too much trouble.
Apparently tin will work. It's listed under their "FAQ" section as possibly needing a special tweak.
add the following line to the .newsauth file in your home directory (or create the file, if it doesn't exist) and make sure the file is only readable and writable for your user (chmod .newsauth 600):
news.eternal-september.org password username
and start tin with the -A option
John H. Reinhardt
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