Q48689: CodeView Version 2.20 Is Called CVPCK.EXE by DOS Version 2.10
Article: Q48689 Product(s): See article Version(s): 2.20 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | CV CVPCK CVPACK 2.x | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 21-SEP-1989 Question: When trying to invoke CodeView Version 2.20 under DOS Version 2.10 or 2.11, I get the messages "Cannot Find CVPCK.EXE" and "Please enter new program spec:". How can I get CodeView 2.20 to work under DOS Versions 2.1x? Response: If you rename CV.EXE to CVPCK.EXE, you can run CodeView Version 2.20 under DOS Version 2.10 or 2.11. You must also rename CV.HLP to C.HLP to make the on-line help accessible. CodeView Version 2.20 is included with C Version 5.10, FORTRAN Version 4.10, Pascal Version 4.00, and Macro Assembler (MASM) Version 5.10. Many people mistakenly assume that CodeView is actually looking for CVPACK.EXE, which also comes with the software packages listed above. If you rename CVPACK.EXE to CVPCK.EXE and then try to run CVPCK.EXE, you will receive the error message "overlay not found." If you receive this error, delete CVPCK.EXE, copy both CV.EXE and CVPACK.EXE from the installation disks, and follow the instructions above. Under DOS Versions 3.x, a C program's name is available from argv. Under DOS Versions 2.x, argv always equals the letter "C", so programs that need to find themselves under DOS Versions 2.x also have their own names hard coded as the filename to locate. Unfortunately, the hard-coded name within CodeView Version 2.20 is "CVPCK.EXE", so this is what it looks for under DOS Versions 2.x.
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