PRODUCT, CONFIGURE, Qualifiers
*Conan The Librarian
1 - /BASE_SYSTEM
/BASE_SYSTEM=base-system-name Selects software products whose base system matches the one specified. The base system name identifies both a hardware platform and an operating system. The base system name AXPVMS denotes an OpenVMS Alpha product, VAXVMS denotes an OpenVMS VAX product, and VMS denotes a product applicable to either OpenVMS Alpha or VAX.
2 - /CONFIGURATION
/CONFIGURATION=(keyword[,...]) Specifies how the configuration choices will be supplied. Keywords are: CURRENT This is the default. It uses values from the product database, which contains the current values recorded from the last time the product was installed or reconfigured. PRODUCER Uses values specified by the software manufacturer for this version of the product. INPUT=pcf-name Uses values from the specified product configuration file. OUTPUT=pcf-name Writes configuration choices to the specified product configuration file. If no file name is supplied, creates a file named DEFAULT.PCSI$CONFIGURATION in the current default directory. The keywords CURRENT, PRODUCER, and INPUT are mutually exclusive. Each of these, however, can be used with the keyword OUTPUT. If you specify only one keyword, you can omit the parentheses.
3 - /HELP
/HELP /NOHELP (default) Controls whether detailed explanations of product options and informational text are displayed. The first time you install a product, these explanations can help you decide which options to select. When you perform subsequent installations or upgrades, you might choose the brief explanations to save time. When /NOHELP is selected, you can request a detailed explanation about a question by performing one of the following actions at the prompt: o Press the Help key or PF2 key o Type ? and press the Return key
4 - /KIT_ATTRIBUTES
/KIT_ATTRIBUTES=keyword([,...]) Selects kits by kit type or kit format, or both. Keywords are: FORMAT= Designates the format of the product kit as follows: format-type COMPRESSED Compressed format in which a data compression technique has been applied to a sequential kit. A compressed kit has a .PCSI$COMPRESSED file type. REFERENCE Reference format in which product files exist in a directory tree. A .PCSI$DESCRIPTION file in the top level of the directory tree denotes a reference kit. SEQUENTIAL Sequential format in which product files are placed in a container file. A file type of .PCSI indicates a sequential kit. TYPE= Specifies the type of product kit as follows: kit-type FULL Layered product (application) software. OPERATING_ Operating system software. SYSTEM MANDATORY_ A required correction to currently UPDATE installed software. Functionally, this type of kit is the same as a patch kit. PARTIAL An upgrade to currently installed software. Installation of this kit changes the version of the product. PATCH A correction to currently installed software. Installation of this kit does not change the version of the product. PLATFORM An integrated set of software products (also called a product suite). TRANSITION Used to register information about a product that is installed but not recorded in the product database (for example, a product installed by VMSINSTAL). This kit does not provide product material.
5 - /LOG
/LOG /NOLOG (default) Displays the file specification of the configuration file that is created.
6 - /PRODUCER
/PRODUCER=producer-name Selects software products that the specified manufacturer produces.
7 - /REMOTE
/REMOTE /NOREMOTE (default) Selects the product database located on a privately mounted system disk. By default, this utility searches the currently booted system disk for the product database. When you use /REMOTE, the following logical names must be defined: o PCSI$SYSDEVICE must specify the physical disk name of the target system disk. This disk must be mounted and allocated to the process executing the PRODUCT command. o PCSI$SPECIFIC must point to a system root on PCSI$SYSDEVICE. It must be defined in the following form, where x is a valid system root: PCSI$SYSDEVICE:[SYSx.]
8 - /SOURCE
/SOURCE=device-name:[directory-name] Specifies the disk and directory where the utility searches for the software product kit or kits. If /SOURCE is not specified, the utility searches in the location defined by the logical name PCSI$SOURCE. If PCSI$SOURCE is not defined, and the /SOURCE qualifier is not specified, the POLYCENTER Software Installation utility searches the current default directory.
9 - /SPAN_VERSIONS
/SPAN_VERSIONS=keyword([,...]) Selects software products whose versions match the specified version criteria. The keywords are: ABOVE=version Selects versions greater than the version specified BELOW=version Selects versions less than the version specified MINIMUM=version Selects versions greater than or equal to the version specified MAXIMUM=version Selects versions less than or equal to the version specified The ABOVE, BELOW, MINIMUM, and MAXIMUM keywords can be used alone or in combination. For example, /SPAN_VERSIONS= (MINIMUM=V2.1,BELOW=V3.0) selects versions greater than or equal to V2.1 and less than (but not including) V3.0. Using the MAXIMUM keyword instead of BELOW would select versions that include V3.0.
10 - /VERSION
/VERSION=version-number Selects software products that have the specified version.