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Beware file for GALAXY Version 5.1 (703A Update Tape)
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1.0 GALAXY VERSION 5.1
This Beware File accompanies the new GALAXY Version 5.1 software that
is being distributed with TOPS-10 703A Update. This version has the
same major version number as what was shipped with TOPS-10 7.03. To
reduce confusion between the two versions, this later version shall be
referred to as the current version, and the TOPS-10 7.03 release shall
be referred to as the previous version. It is assumed that the
previous version of GALAXY version 5.1 has been installed at the site.
This file is provided to warn site managers and installers of the
critical differences between the previous GALAXY versions and the
current one. "Critical differences" are those that affect or destroy
user jobs and requests, batch control files, the functionality of
programs, or that require operational changes. Therefore, you should
read this file thoroughly before installing GALAXY 5.1 on your system.
2.0 NEW FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY
The current GALAXY replaces the GALAXY Version 5.1 which was released
with TOPS-10 version 7.03, and provides several features and
enhancements that are intended to optimize the efficiency of
DECsystem-10 site operations and management. These enhancements are:
o Bug fixes in almost all areas of GALAXY, to correct
deficiencies that were in GALAXY Version 5.1 at the time of
release, but were discovered too late to be fixed.
o A new command to OPR that allows the operator to specify that
a printer stream is in fact a magtape device, and allows
setting magtape attributes for the device. The command takes
SET PRINTER n MAGTAPE
Where "n" is the tape drive that is to be used. The command
also takes the following switches and options:
/DENSITY: - Sets the drive to a specified density. The
available densities are:
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DEFAULT (Spooler defined default)
/DIRECTORY-FILE: - Specifies whether LPTSPL should write
a directory of all the files it puts on the tape. The
following options are available:
/LABEL-TYPE: - Speficies label formats. Options are:
/MULTI-REEL: - Allow more than one tape to be written.
/PARITY: - Select parity to write the tape in. Options
/TRACKS: - Specifies number of tracks device has.
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/VOLUME-SET: - Allows the operator to specify the
cataloged volume set name for the tape or tapes. The
option is a quoted or unquoted string specifying the
QUASAR will guard against density or track mismatches if MDA
is turned on. The SHOW PARAMETERS command will list all set
o The unsupported LPTSPL driver LPTLAX has been renamed to
LPTTTY, to reflect that the module drives terminals. It also
will simulate an LP20 VFU and RAM.
o The unsupported modules LPTDQS and DQSLIB have been replaced
by a new program called NEBULA. This program has greatly
enhanced functionality, and will allow talking to ANF hosts
which are also running NEBULA, as well as VMS hosts running
the DQS protocol.
The unsupported modules are distributed on the 703A Update Tape in the
second save set.
3.0 INSTALLING GALAXY VERSION 5.1
The current GALAXY software is distributed on the 703A Update tape.
In order to install it, be sure first that it is possible to fallback
to the previous GALAXY Version if it is desirable to do so. In order
to do this, shutdown all spoolers in the GALAXY system. Once this is
done, the GALAXY system should be copied from SYS: to a secondary
disk area. Note that the master queue file format has not changed and
does not have to be copied unless there is a desire to keep a backup
copy of the files.
3.1 Restoring The GALAXY System
Once fallback is ensured, follow these instructions in order to
restore the GALAXY system from tape.
1. Mount the 703A Update tape as per the instructions in the
"TOPS-10 Monitor installation Guide" instructions.
2. Using BACKUP, restore GALAXY .EXE files to SYS:[1,4] using
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This will restore all the executable files for running
You will also want to update the GALAXY related REL and UNV files if
you have any site specific cusps which use GLXLIB. In order to do
this, copy any old REL and UNV files on the system library areas to a
secondary disk area and, type to BACKUP:
/RESTORE REL:[5,11]=DSKB:[10,7,GALAXY,GLXLIB] -
The GALAXY files on SYS:[1,4] reflect a system built with all defaults
specified through the GALGEN dialogue. If you wish to build a
customized system, GALAXY.DOC contains which options are available for
modifications. GALAXY.DOC also contains a list of the components
which are required for a complete GALAXY system.
4.0 GALAXY AND TOPS-10 VERSION 7.03
Although GALAXY Version 5.1 is meant to run under TOPS-10 Version 7.03
it is distributed on the tape with 7.02 fallback code enabled. Once
your site has permanently migrated to TOPS-10 7.03, you may wish to
disable this code. To do this, GALAXY must be rebuilt. Use the
1. Follow instructions in GALAXY.DOC to restore all GALAXY
sources to the area [10,7].
2. Edit GALAXY.CTL to answer "NO" to the question "Is 7.02
fallback code to be included?"
Note that "NO" is the default.
3. SUBMIT GALAXY.CTL and wait for completion.
4. Upon completion, copy the new system to SYS:[1,4].
GALAXY is now built with the fallback code disabled.