Looking for VAXSET Software Engineering Tools for VMS 4.x

Zane Healy healyzh at avanthar.com
Mon May 17 14:46:31 CDT 2021

> On May 16, 2021, at 5:51 AM, Malte Dehling via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 11:47:09AM +0200, Malte Dehling wrote:
>> I plan on updating the description for the CONOLD CDs with a list of
>> the books included.  That probably means writing a script to extract
>> that information from the DECW$BOOKSHELF files.
> I have now generated a contents listing for the CONOLD CDs:
> https://archive.org/details/vms-conold-1989-03
> https://archive.org/details/vms-conold-1989-07
> Cheers,
> Malte
> -- 
> Malte Dehling
> <mdehling at gmail.com>

Did you read these on a VAX?  I’m trying to use MGBOOK (based on VTBOOK), to read the files from CDROM-AG-NC67C-RE-1989-07-VMS-CONOLD.iso.  I’m on a system running VAX/VMS 5.5-2, and I am able to read the DECW$BOOKSHELF files, but not the DECW$BOOK files.

I’m able to read the Bookreader documentation installed with VAX/VMS 5.5-2 just fine using MGBOOK.

Error from in MGBOOK when trying to read a DECW$BOOK after reading a DECW$BOOKSHELF file.

 %SYSTEM-F-ACCVIO, access violation, reason mask=00, virtual address=00000011,
 PC=00003B2F, PSL=03C00000

Error from MGBOOK when trying to read a DECW$BOOK directly.

%MGBOOK-E-READERR, Error reading bookshelf entry information  
-RMS-W-RTB, 1022 byte record too large for user's buffer


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