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bug #42104: vmsify.c: vmsify/unixify routines out of date.

Submitter:  John Malmberg <wb8tyw>
Submitted:  Sat 12 Apr 2014 11:57:24 PM UTC
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Bug
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Component Version:  4.0 Operating System:  VMS
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None
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Thu 08 May 2014 05:27:27 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Routines are not just out of date, vmsify does not handle several trivial cases at all.

"sys$library/decc$rtldef.tlb" should return "sys$library:decc$rtldef.tlb", instead incorrectly returns [.sys$library]decc$rtldef.tlb.

"/sys$library/decc$rtldef.tlb" should also return "sys$library:decc$rtldef.tlb", and also incorrectly returns [.sys$library]decc$rtldef.tlb.

"./decc$rtldef.tlb" should return "[]decc$rtldef.tlb", instead returns "".

John Malmberg <wb8tyw>
Sat 12 Apr 2014 11:57:24 PM UTC, original submission:  

The vmsify and unixify routines can not handle the VMS extended filename syntax known as EFS available on the ODS-5 filesystem.

In addition to converting between Unix and VMS styles, these routines are doing some special mangling of the names to make names legal for ODS-2 filenames.

This special handling needs to be documented at a minimum in the readme.vms.

The EFS character set supports almost all the characters that Unix does including UTF-8, and supports longer pathnames.

If the DECC$EFS_CHARSET feature is enabled on ALPHA/IA64 then a replacement set of routines will need to be used.

The pathname size constants are also too small for EFS path names.

John Malmberg <wb8tyw>


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