Installation from FTP Site

  1. Download the product from the Micro Focus SupportLine site.
  2. Using a tar command, extract the files in the archive to your installation directory. For example:
    tar -xvf archive-name.tar /install/path
    Note: If you install ACUCOBOL-GT as a shared object library and you don't install to the default location, you need to set an appropriate library path variable specifying the location of the shared objects. For example, on an AIX system, you would need to set the LIBPATH environment variable. Note that if you log in as root or a superuser, this variable must also be set in root's environment for ACUCOBOL-GT to start. Additionally, see SHARED_LIBRARY_PREFIX configuration variable.

    After installation, you must use the Activator utility to license the products installed.

  3. Enter the following command to run the Activator utility from the installation directory:
  4. At the prompt, type the product code and product key pairs that came with your product package, pressing Enter after each pair: this updates the license file. Repeat this cycle until the code/key pairs for each product you have ordered are entered.
    Note: Each product searches for its license file in the same directory in which its executable resides. If you move the product's executable to a new directory, you must move its license file to the same location.
  5. Enter the following on the command line to start the acushare license manager service:
    acushare -start
  6. Navigate to the sample sub-directory of your installation directory and try compiling and running the tour program, using the following commands:
    ccbl tour.cbl
    runcbl tour.acu
  7. If you get the message Can't find entry for 'terminal' in 'term-lib", you need to configure your terminal for ACUCOBOL-GT. See Configuring Your Terminals.
  8. Once you have the sample program running, we recommend that you edit the cblconfig file supplied with ACUCOBOL-GT to meet the needs of your site. In particular, you should configure it to support the printers you have attached to your system.
  9. If you are using shared memory, see the instructions for configuring acushare in ACUCOBOL-GT User's Guide > Runtime Manual > Shared Memory > Acushare Utility Program.