Thanks for your interest in GNV. Sorry I didn't notice this posting
The error you've reported regarding BZIP2.1.PREFORMATTED is in fact very
minor. The installation procedure recommends terminating the installation.
Please tell it to proceed! Immediately, you'll see the same error regarding
a second file, also in [.BZIP]. Again, tell it to proceed.
These errors are indeed due to the multiple dots in the filenames. However,
you'll see errors similar to these, even on ODS-5... though I believe only
when you're removing or re-installing GNV. The problem here isn't ODS-5,
but the installation procedure itself.
I hope to release a new GNV kit within the next few days. This new kit will
resolve this problem. Though as mentioned above, you'll see these two
errors one last time, when its removing the previous kit. The new kit in
fact contains many files with multiple dots. A feature of the new kit is an
implementation of MAN, and the man page files all contain multiple dots...
one contains three dots. So I've had to fix the installation to cleanly
deal with these files.
However, starting with this new kit, ODS-5 is a requirement. I suspect you
may be able to install on ODS-2, with lots of these errors, but it'll work
cleanly on ODS-5. I don't like requiring ODS-5, and I'll see if I can
eliminate this requirement in the future. I'd be happy to accept feedback
on this requirement.
I believe that there are cons to using ODS-5. These are exclusively in the
area of compatibility with VAX and older versions of OpenVMS/Alpha. If
these are not a concern, then I believe there's no reason not to go to
ODS-5. To upgrade your system disk from ODS-2 to ODS-5, you'll need to
either boot an alternate system disk, or boot the VMS installation CD, and
use $ SET VOLUME/STRUCTURE=5. Anyone working with UNIX compatible
applications probably wants to use ODS-5.
- stp (Steve Pitcher/HP OpenVMS Engineering)