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Transition Software:

hpuxman v1.0 – HP has developed the hpuxman command to assist you with your transition effort to HP-UX. This command enables you to display HP-UX reference pages on your Tru64 UNIX system.

appscan tool – The Tru64 UNIX to HP-UX Application Migration Team would like to receive customer data to help focus our Tru64 UNIX Software Transition Kit development efforts.

Tru64 UNIX to HP-UX tru64man v1.0 – HP has developed the tru64man utility to assist you with your transition effort to HP-UX. This utility enables you to display Tru64 UNIX reference pages on your HP-UX 11i v1.6 systems.

Alpha Firmware:

Alpha Systems Firmware
Alpha Graphics Drivers and Firmware


Tru64 UNIX Patches (anonymous ftp) – this is the site to check for the latest patches

Technical Updates for Tru64 UNIX Patch Kits 5.x – contains information about restrictions and problems discovered in recent operating system and TruCluster Server Release Patch kits

Security Software downloads – security advisories and associated patches

HP/Compaq Public FTP Sites:

Compaq FTP Public Archive – – The FTP archive on is an unsupported service of the North East Internet Infrastructure Services group. Use entirely at your own risk – no warranty is expressed or implied.<

Open Source Software Collection for Tru64 UNIX v5.1B

Linux and Tru64 UNIX Portability Tools – This kit has tools for both Tru64 UNIX and Linux systems and uses the RPM for installation of all packages except RPM itself, which is in the setld format. See breakdown below.

The Written Word – v4.0d or v5.1 – The Written Word provides pre-compiled binaries of Open Source software on Tru64 UNIX, and others, and keeps you updated with new releases as they become available through their subscription service.


Internet Express – Secure Web Server 6.4.0 (powered by Apache), Mozilla 1.7.8 Application Suite, Firefox 1.0.4, Netscape 6.2.3 Web Client, Netscape Communicator 4.79 & 4.78, Mobile IPv6 V4.0, IPv6 Porting Assistant, CDSA, IPsec, and SSH

IP Filter – IPFilter is a software package that can be used to provide network address translation (NAT) or firewall services. To use, it can either be used as a loadable kernel module or incorporated into your UNIX kernel; use as a loadable kernel module where possible is highly recommended. Scripts are provided to install and patch system files, as required.

Acrobat Reader+Search 4.05 for Dec Alpha OSF/1 – local download) – Last known version of Adobe Acrobat Reader for Tru64. Now unavailable from Adobe’s website. (associated text file)

Monitor – (local download) – Monitor is a system performance monitoring utility. It is possible to collect data on a running system and display the information on the screen using curses(3) or save the data in a file. This file can be used as input to a user program or replayed by “monitor”.Documentation for Monitor. Monitor should be recompiled for each new version of Tru64.

SysCheck – The sys_check utility provides configuration and analysis of information gathered on the system. This information can be very useful in diagnosing system errors and problems. The sys_check utility gathers this information into easily transportable files. These files are then sent to support engineering when escalating IPMT cases.

vmubc – (local download) – VmUbc is a tool to help you understand the behavior of the memory system. Much of the information is is also presented by vmstat(1), but it also displays UBC and Metadata cache information. This is important, as it can help you understand the causes of poor behavior. Documentation for vmubc. Vmubc should be recompiled for each new version of Tru64.

collect – (local download) – Collect is a tool that collects operating system and process data under Compaq Tru64 UNIX Versions 4.x and 5.x. Collect is designed for high reliability and low system-resource overhead. Documentation for Collect. Collect should be recompiled for each new version of Tru64.

lsof – (local download) – lsof v4.74 lists information about files opened by processes.

Lynx – Lynx is a full-featured World Wide Web (WWW) client for users running cursor-addressable, character-cell display devices such as vt100 terminals, vt100 emulators running on Windows 95/NT or Macintoshes, or any other character-cell display.

Perl – Perl is a language optimized for scanning arbitrary text files, extracting information from those text files, and printing reports based on that information. It’s also a good language for many system management tasks. The language is intended to be practical (easy to use, efficient, complete) rather than beautiful (tiny, elegant, minimal).

Top – (local download – top v3.5) – Top displays the top processes on the system and periodically updates this information. Raw cpu percentage is used to rank the processes. If number is given, then the top number processes will be displayed instead of the default.

wget – GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility which can use either the HTTP or FTP protocols. Wget features include the ability to work in the background while you’re logged out, recursive retrieval of directories, file name wildcard matching, remote file timestamp storage and comparison, use of Rest with FTP servers and Range with HTTP servers to retrieve files over slow or unstable connections, support for Proxy servers, and configurability.

Pine – pine is a screen-oriented message-handling tool. In its default configuration, Pine offers an intentionally limited set of functions geared toward the novice user, but it also has a growing list of optional “power-user” and personal-preference features.

Vim – Vim is a text editor that is upwards compatible to Vi. It can be used to edit any ASCII text. It is especially useful for editing programs.

Bash – Bash is a sh-compatible command language interpreter that executes commands read from the standard input or from a file. Bash also incorporates useful features from the Korn and C shells (ksh and csh).

KDE for Tru64 – a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system.

Software from HP:

Linux and Tru64 UNIX Portability Tools and early adopters kits:
– CD ISO Images
– Code Forge
– Desktop Manager
– Gnome Desktop Environment
– KDE Desktop Environment
– KOffice
– LXT64 Binary Emulator
– Solaris Compatibility Libraries
– Solaris Threads Libraries

Other software:

– Darwin Streaming Server kit built for Tru64 UNIX, versions 5.1A or 5.1B
– Tru64 UNIX Prior Version Sustaining Engineering
– Advanced File System and Utilties
– Advanced Server for UNIX
– C++
– Continuous Profiling Infrastructure (DCPI)
– Fortran
– FUSE Tools
– Java for Tru64 UNIX
– Management Agents
– Compaq Media Robot Utility
– Compaq Pascal 
– Data Access Software for Tru64 UNIX
– Developer’s Toolkit for Tru64 UNIX
– Developer’s Toolkit Supplement
– Distributed Computing Environment (DCE)
– Enterprise Toolkit
– Ladebug
– Performance Analysis Web Zone (PAWZ)
– Performance Manager
– Reliable Transaction Router (RTR)
– SANworks Data Replication Manager
– Spike
– StorageWorks Command Console
– Visual Threads