ZOO compilation and linking with VMS

Foteos Macrides MACRIDES at wfeb2.bitnet
Fri Jul 26 12:16:00 EST 1991


>From:  fi%"harper at finsun.csc.fi" 26-JUL-1991 10:44:13.27
>To:    bionews at genbank.bio.net
>Subj:  Re: Archived Files & *.c Extension
>
>In <9107260819.AA23419 at genbank.bio.net> MIKEF%BROWNVM at ICNUCEVM.CNUCE.CNR.IT
>(Mike Fessler) writes:
>
>>Usually, files with the *.c extension aren't archived programs at all--
>>rather, they're source code in the C programming language.
>
>>In order to compile and run them, you'll need to check into the
>>C compiler facilities available at your site.
>
>>Hope this was of help,
>
>>Mike Fessler, Brown '93
>
>This is correct. If you have the sources on a UNIX just type "make",
>and the makefile will do all the work for you to compile the code.
>Under VMS there is a "com" file called VMSBUILD.COM which does does exactly
>the same thing in that it will give all the compiler commands to the
>different .c source codes and compile BILF FIZ and ZOO for you.
>
>-=ROB=-

        If this is the VMSBUILD.COM from the original distribution, VMS'ers
should note the following.

        The build procedure creates two exectutables (ZOO.EXE and ZOOBIG.EXE).
ZOO.EXE was linked to the shared C library, and will only run on nodes that
have the same or a higher version of VMS (e.g., if it was built on a VMS V5.4
system, it won't work on a V5.3 system).  ZOOBIG.EXE is twice as bit (180 vs.
90 blocks = 90 vs. 45 KBytes) because it was linked to the OLB rather than
shared C library, but it is portable across VMS V4.7 through V5.4).  If such
portability is a factor at your site get/use ZOOBIG.EXE (renamed to ZOO.EXE
when you install it on your system).

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