August 28, 2013
How to Restore Posix on a New 3000
Everything is peachy after my new install of MPE/iX (6.0; yes, I know it's very old) on my Series 918 -- except I haven't been able to get Telnet working. It errors every time when I put in the INETDCNF.NET file. In my attempts, it appears that I have missing links to the Posix shell. When I execute SH.HPBIN.SYS -L, I get a $ prompt which suggests that my /etc/profile isn't being executed. How can I fix this to get things working?
Donna Hofmeister replies
You're probably missing all/most of your Posix stuff. You can easily check by doing ":listfile /etc/,2" (you have to use listfile for this). If you see nothing...yeah, well... A quick repair for jinetd would be to do the following:
NEWLINK /etc/services, SERVICES.NET.SYS
NEWLINK /etc/protocols, PROTOCOL.NET.SYS
NEWLINK /etc/inetd.conf, INETDCNF.NET.SYS
On my system, I see the following files with links back to .net.sys:bootpd
You might want to go ahead and make those as well....
For restoring your missing files... you're on a bit of a quest.You can check your tapes (do a vstore) to see if any of them have slash-lowercase files. Maybe you'll get lucky! If so, do
"restore *t ; / - @.@.@; keep"
If you're not so lucky, try this...
1. Restore the following from the FOS tape:
2. :STREAM I0036431.USL.SYS
3. After I0036431 finishes,
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