VMS distribution?

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Tue Feb 10 22:14:05 1998

< Actually, if they are an earlier version and the software has been
<upgraded they should stay with the upgrade disk(s) and computer. If the
<owner throws them out, he no longer has a legit software package.

For example with VMS there are two types of kits, install and patch.
An install is complete and installs the current version of which you must
have a valid license key for. A patch kit is only those pieces upgraded
and is tied to a specific version or set or sequential versions. So if
some one tosses their V5.4 kit and installed 5.6 or 6.1 those are seperate
kits. If they went from 5.4-4c to 5.4-5h then it was patched. The first
case where the revlevel changes there is a seperate key(a license). So if
you cound a kit for 4.7 in the can it is a distinct copy however without
the key it would run only in minimal standalone mode(limited usefulness)
and only adaquately so for the purposes of installation and key
validation. Keys are either yours (legal) or obtained by other means.

Received on Tue Feb 10 1998 - 22:14:05 GMT

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