Installation Process

  1. Download the product from the Micro Focus SupportLine site.
    Note: Before running the installer, ensure that the tar utility in on your PATH.
  2. Enter the following:
    /path/to/installer/installer-name [options]

    where installer-name will be something similar to setup_acucob1010pmk59shACU.

    The following options can be included:

    Option Description
    -d installation-path Specifies a new default install location offered during the installation. If not specified, the default location is the current working directory (.). Any specified directory must already exist.

    This option can be combined with the -EULA option, but if it is, it will specify the location of the extracted EULA, and not the location of the installed product.

    -EULA Extracts the EULA, in .htm format, to a location of your choosing. The product installation will not continue when using this option.
    -help Displays the available options that can be appended to the installation command.
    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. From the installation directory, enter the following command to run the Activator utility:
  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. To start the acushare license manager service, enter the following:
    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.