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CustomWare® Update Instructions

Update Instructions

MS-DOS/WINDOWS/SCO UNIX/LINUX
UNIX/LINUX SERIAL UNIX/LINUX NETWORK
GETTING THE UPDATE TO UNIX ZIP UTILITY

**** ALWAYS TAKE AT LEAST ONE BACKUP AND CONFIRM THE BACKUP AS VALID BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY UPDATE!! ****

Updates are semi-manual installations. You must first decide which update you need to download (required updates must be done first and in order). Update prior to version 2003.4.6.33 (download file is 34600.EXE) the update instructions are different. Assuming you are on a version higher than that, you will download the file VOCAB.EXE. Click on the appropriate operating system link above and follow the instructions.

System Designs uses PKZIP, WINZIP, UNIZIP or the Linux standard of ZIP. In non-UNIX/Linux systems the downloads are self-extracting EXE files and PKZIP or WINZIP are not required. However, it is recommended that you download the appropriate program (UNIZIP for SCO UNIX) and install them because CustomWare® uses these programs for its internal compressed backups. PKZIP and WINZIP are shareware. Unizip requires a license purchase.

Because of the many types of configurations for CustomWare®, getting the update file to the proper machine and directory can be confusing, especially if your CustomWare® computer is not connected to the internet. MS-DOS and Windows based installations are best run from the DOS prompt (C:>). UNIX and Linux systems, which are the most common, can be connected via serial cables or networked. Please select the appropriate configuration:


INSTALLING PKZIP
(recommended on ALL non-UNIX systems)

  1. MS-DOS
    • Download the file PK250.EXE into your C:DOS directory.
    • Change directories to C:DOS (cd dos)
    • Key in: PK250 PKUNZIP.EXE PKZIP.EXE ZIP2EXE.EXE
  2. Windows 3.1
    • Download the file pk250.exe into your C:WINDOWS directory.
    • Click on the MS-DOS icon (takes you to a C:WINDOWS or some other directory in DOS)
    • Change your directory to C:WINDOWS (cd windows)
    • Key in: PK250 PKUNZIP.EXE PKZIP.EXE ZIP2EXE.EXE
  3. Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
    • Download the file pk250.exe into your C:WINDOWSCOMMAND directory.
    • Click on the MS-DOS icon (takes you to a C:WINDOWS or some other directory in DOS). This can be found by clicking on START/Programs and then possibly Accessories.
    • Change your directory to C:WINDOWSCOMMAND (cd windowsmmand)
    • Key in: PK250 PKUNZIP.EXE PKZIP.EXE ZIP2EXE.EXE

INSTALLING WINZIP ON WINDOWS 9X/ME/2000/XP
(recommended on ALL non-UNIX systems)

  1. Download WINZIP81.EXE to C:
  2. Close all programs running (including your internet programs)
  3. Click on START then RUN
  4. Click on BROWSE
  5. Find and select the winzip file you downloaded
  6. Click on OK
  7. Click on RUN
  8. I recommend changing the directory (if necessary) to PROGRAM FILESWINZIP (or PROGRAMSWINZIP)
  9. Follow any instructions on restarting your system.

INSTALLING UNIZIP ON SCO UNIX
(recommended for SCO UNIX systems)
(Linux systems should already have zip and unzip installed)

FROM WITHIN WINDOWS

  1. Download the fileunizip.exe directly to your A: drive (floppy) or copy it to your hard drive and then copy it to a floppy.
  2. From a DOS prompt (if in any Windows program, use the MS-DOS icon) key in:
    A: unizip
    This will uncompress the unizip files.
  3. Insert the floppy into your UNIX system.
  4. Log in as root.
  5. Key in:
    • doscp a:unzip /usr/bin
    • doscp a:zip /usr/bin
    • doscp a:addcr.zip /usr/bin
    • chmod 111 /usr/bin/unzip /usr/bin/zip
    • unzip usr/bin/addcr

MS-DOS®/WINDOWS®

**** TAKE A BACKUP ****

FOR ALL UPDATES

  1. Download the VOCAB.EXE file to your directory where CustomWare® resides.
  2. At your DOS prompt change directories to your CustomWare® directory by typing in:
    • WINDOWS: CD CW and pressing the return key.
    • UNIX/LINUX: cd /cw

For updates after July 13, 2003 key in:

  • WINDOWS
    • VOCAB.EXE -O (if this fails, try: pkunzip -o vocab.exe)
    • UPDATE
  • SCO UNIX:
    • unzip VOCAB.EXE (this may be vocab.exe). Overwrite all.
    • chmod 777 updateu
    • ./updateu
  • LINUX:
    • unzip VOCAB.EXE (overwrite All)
    • chmod 777 updatel (lowercase "L")
    • ./updatel (lowercase "L")

For versions after August 2000 but before July 10, 2003:

  • Download the EXE file to your directory where CustomWare® resides.
  • Change to your CustomWare® directory (CD CW - or wherever it resides).
  • Key in the name of the update file followed by "update.bat" (004206.exe update.bat).
  • Key in: update

For UP4060.EXE, UP4070.EXE, UP8419.EXE:

  • At your C:CW> prompt, key in UP4060 (or whatever the file name is of your current update). This will uncompress the files necessary for the update.
  • Answer "y" to all overwrite questions.
  • Key in:
    • pragma (this will bring you to a START prompt)
    • hit ENTER to return to DOS prompt
  • Key in UPDATE

For updates 984062.zip, 981216.zip, 004421.EXE key in:

  • pkunzip 981216 or 984062 or 004421.EXE
    • Answer "y" to all overwrite options.
  • pragma
  • Hit the ENTER key (Return to DOS prompt)
  • pragma
  • UPDATE


GETTING THE UPDATE TO UNIX/LINUX

**** TAKE A BACKUP ****

Download the VOCAB.EXE file to your Windows computer. Remember where you downloaded it to.

SCO UNIX/LINUX VIA DIRECT CONNECT TO INTERNET

  • Log in as root
  • At the # prompt, key in:
    • cd /cw (or where ever CustomWare® is)
    • ftp ftp.xmission.com
    • anonymous (login)
    • (your email address) (password)
    • cd /pub/users/s/sysdes/public_html/updates
    • binary
    • get VOCAB.EXE
    • quit

SCO UNIX/LINUX VIA SERIAL

Normally, for serial communications, CustomWare® users have the program ICETEN or DejaWin or Deja Vu installed on their Windows and UNIX/LINUX system.

  • Open your connection and log in as root
  • For the terminal type, type in: ansi.
  • Click on the lightning rod icon (transfer manager)
  • On the left side top window navigate to where you downloaded the VOCAB.EXE file.
  • On the right side top window navigate to your CustomWare® directory.
  • Your transfer options should already be set to binary, 1024 packet size, ymodem, 38400 (at least) baud rate.
  • In the left hand lower window click on VOCAB.EXE
  • In the middle window/bar click on the RIGHT ARROW.

This will transfer the VOCAB.EXE file to your CustomWare® directory.

Install instructions.


SCO UNIX/LINUX VIA NETWORK

**** TAKE A BACKUP ****

Using your favorite FTP program transfer the VOCAB.EXE file to your UNIX/LINUX system. If you are not sure you may:

  • Click on START
  • Click on Run
  • Type in:
    • ftp aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa where aaa.aaa.aaa.aaa is the IP address of your UNIX/LINUX computer.
    • root (login name)
    • password (the password for root)
    • binary
    • lcd /download (or whatever you downloaded the VOCAB.EXE file to. Note that you will use the / and not the for the path even though your originating computer may be Windows)
    • cd /cw (or your CustomWare® directory - on UNIX systems this is usually /u/cw)
    • put VOCAB.EXE
    • quit
    • Install instructions.

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