Removing OpenVMS license paks

Ian Finder ian.finder at
Fri Feb 27 16:45:32 CST 2015

pakgen.c is a way of life. #justsaying

Sent from my portable PDP 11/73

> On Feb 26, 2015, at 15:45, Ian S. King <isking at> wrote:
> Yes, your DECUS number is a six-digit number delineated by dashes from the
> rest of the PAK string.
> The new install script should clean out your old PAKs.  Unless they changed
> it again.  :-)  But it worked fine the last time I updated PAKs on the
> VAX-11 at LCM.  I need to update my own 4000/300 one of these days soon....
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:47 PM, Douglas Taylor <dj.taylor4 at>
> wrote:
>> Yes, I did get a large number of warning messages at boot time.  It's hard
>> to know exactly what they
>> are saying as they fly by.
>> I would like to renew my PAKS, is my DECUS number in the license file
>> somewhere?  It's been a
>> decade since I powered up the vaxes and want to keep one, just for fun.
>>> On 2/26/2015 12:06 PM, Ian S. King wrote:
>>> I think they've fixed it with the new install script, but once upon a time
>>> old PAKs would hang around and give you a ton of warning messages on
>>> bootup.
>>> Also, even if you don't have the username and/or password, you can enter a
>>> conversational boot at an attached terminal.
>>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 12:29 AM, Jim Carpenter <jim at>
>>> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 6:44 PM, Steven M Jones <classiccmp at>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Quoting the site:
>>>>>     To register for DECUServe just Telnet to
>>>>>     <telnet://>, use username *REGISTRATION*, and
>>>>>     follow the bouncing ball...
>>>> Best to telnet/ssh to There are still DNS issues
>>>> with
>>>> Jim
> -- 
> Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS
> Ph.D. Candidate
> The Information School
> University of Washington
> There is an old Vulcan saying: "Only Nixon could go to China."

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