Before you deleete any old licenses, licensed software requires that
nameloc be running somewhere on the network in order for the licenses to
Bill Caroselli <email@example.com> wrote:
BC > Hi
BC > The trick with the old style licenses (the ones in /etc/licenses) is that
BC > they can’t be copied using the cp command. They have to be installed using
BC > the licnese command. Once they are copied the target copy is garbage.
BC > The source copy is still good.
BC > If the license utility complains about them, then just delete the ones
BC > that it has complained about. They are useless.
BC > You said that these licenses were from tape? I’m not sure that there was
BC > ever a legal way to get a QNX license onto tape. They could be backed up
BC > onto floppies.
BC > I would look for old hard drives with /etc/licenses directories. Also,
BC > look around to see if you have any new style licenses for QNX4. They are
BC > simply lines of text in the file /.licenses.
BC > Good Luck
BC > P.S.
BC > It also looks like nameloc isn’t running anywhere.
BC > Thierry Danis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
BC > TD > Hello,
BC > TD > I need to work again on an old project running under QNX 4.23. I have
BC > TD > been able to find on tapes from 1997/1998 some parts of the development
BC > TD > machine we had, including the /etc/licenses directory. All original
BC > TD > disquettes (QNX 4.21 => 4.23, TCPRT/TK and Watcom 8.52/9.5/10.6) and
BC > TD > CDROMs (X11R5 + Motif + licenses disquettes) have unfortunately been
BC > TD > lost during various moves of the company (and we had quite a few of
BC > TD > them, sadly).
BC > TD > I have been able to reinstall QNX 4.23A from binary images I had done
BC > TD > at that time (around January 1997), as well as WCC 8.52 and TCP RT.
BC > TD > The restored /etc/licenses directory contains a few license files, but
BC > TD > none seem to be correct : when I run ‘license /etc/licenses’, I get
BC > TD > an error status for each file in the directory (I had no trouble a few
BC > TD > years ago with these licences).
BC > TD > In addition, when I run : ‘license -r; licinfo -a’, I get :
BC > TD > tcprt 0/1
BC > TD > qnx 0/2
BC > TD > wcc 0/2
BC > TD > ditto 0/1
BC > TD > but am unable to run wcc :
BC > TD > # /bin/wcc
BC > TD > bash : /bin/wcc: No license
BC > TD > Does somebody have an idea ? (I am really in a bad situation
BC > TD > If needed, I can give more details on what I did reinstall and in
BC > TD > which order.
Bill Caroselli – Q-TPS Consulting