Looking for VAXSET Software Engineering Tools for VMS 4.x

Zane Healy healyzh at avanthar.com
Tue May 18 10:37:57 CDT 2021

> On May 18, 2021, at 3:57 AM, Antonio Carlini via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> I think Zane was reading the files from an ISO image I made of a 1989 CONOLD CDROM.


> That CDROM had previously been used as a toboggan by one or more members the DEC Reading Engineering Team and so was somewhat heavily scuffed when I got it.
> I eventually recovered it through a process of manual polishing involving sandpaper and elbow grease. I think ddrescue reported 2048 bad bytes in the end (one sector).
> It is entirely possible that one or more of the files is corrupt, although the text files (the BOOKSHEFLF files, for example) seem OK.
> The filesystem structures do seem OK, so maybe I was lucky.

I’m not really concerned with corruption of the BOOK files, I think my problem is with the tool I’m trying to read them with.  Since Malte Dehling reports being able to read them with DECW$BOOKREADER, I think they’re okay.


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