%DCL-W-DIRECT, invalid directory syntax - check brackets and other delimiters

Document ID : KB000084509
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
Error Message :
%DCL-W-DIRECT, invalid directory syntax - check brackets and other delimiters

\SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGRDKA0\

"UC4$DISK" = "SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR.BIN]" (LNM$SYSTEM_TABLE)

The VMS Agent does not start with the following error message when executing the uc$start.com script:
 
$ @uc$start.com
%DCL-W-DIRECT, invalid directory syntax - check brackets and other delimiters
 \SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGRDKA0\
%DCL-W-DIRECT, invalid directory syntax - check brackets and other delimiters
 \SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGRDKA0\
   "UC4$DISK" = "SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR.BIN]" (LNM$SYSTEM_TABLE)
%DCL-W-DIRECT, invalid directory syntax - check brackets and other delimiters
 \SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGRDKA0\
Cause:
Cause type:
Configuration
Root Cause: The VMS Agent was not installed on the default or home directory of the user. As a requirement, if the VMS Agent is NOT installed on the default home directory of the system user, only the following lines in uc&start.com must be modified by putting the installation root directory of the Agent.

From:
$ rel_dir = ""

To(As an example):
$ rel_dir = "DKA0:[AUTOMIC.ONE]"
Resolution:
The following line should be modified:

From:
work_dir    = "''ex_login'" - "]" + "''rel_dir']"

To:
work_dir    = "''rel_dir'"

The default home directory of the system user will not be concatenated with the root installation directory of the Agent.

Fix Status: No Fix

Fix Version(s):
N/A
Additional Information:
Workaround :
N/A