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Obtaining the VistA-M Source Code

We need to retrieve the VistA-M source code (MUMPS code) that will be used to populate Caché or GTM and generally construct the local VistA environment. Begin by bringing up a Git Bash terminal from the installed Git system.

user@machine ~

The git interface is a command-prompt interface with much of the functionality that should be familiar to Linux users; commands like "ls" and "cd" perform as they would in Cygwin shell or a Linux terminal. Git specific actions are always preceded by the "git" command on the input line. The command "git --help" displays a list of the most common commands.

user@machine ~
$ git --help

usage: git [--version] [--exec-path[=<path>]] [--html-path] [--man-path] [--info-path]
         [-p|--paginate|--no-pager] [--no-replace-objects] [--bare]
         [--git-dir=<path>] [--work-tree=<path>] [--namespace=<name>]
         [-c name=value] [--help]
         <command> [<args>]

The most commonly used git commands are:
  add        Add file contents to the index
  bisect     Find by binary search the change that introduced a bug
  branch     List, create, or delete branches
  checkout   Checkout a branch or paths to the working tree
  clone      Clone a repository into a new directory
  commit     Record changes to the repository
  diff       Show changes between commits, commit and working tree, etc
  fetch      Download objects and refs from another repository
  grep       Print lines matching a pattern
  init       Create an empty git repository or reinitialize an existing one
  log        Show commit logs
  merge      Join two or more development histories together
  mv         Move or rename a file, a directory, or a symlink
  pull       Fetch from and merge with another repository or a local branch
  push       Update remote refs along with associated objects
  rebase     Forward-port local commits to the updated upstream head
  reset      Reset current HEAD to the specified state
  rm         Remove files from the working tree and from the index
  show       Show various types of objects
  status     Show the working tree status
  tag        Create, list, delete or verify a tag object signed with GPG

To obtain a copy of the repository, create a directory (Folder) to hold the repository code and "cd" into that directory. Enter the commands

$ git clone git://
Cloning into 'VistA-M'...
$ cd VistA-M

to make a local clone of the remote repository.

Modify Source Files

The following step is only required for InterSystems Caché Single-User or small license count licenses:

Edit ZU.m, located in /Packages/Kernel/Routines/, and comment out the code followed by JOBCHK tag by placing a semi-colon (;) right after JOBCHK tag.

JOBCHK ; I $$AVJ^%ZOSV()<3 W $C(7),!!,"** TROUBLE ** - ** CALL IRM NOW! **" G H

Similarly, edit ZUONT.m, also located in /Packages/Kernel/Routines/, and comment out the following code.

; I $$AVJ^%ZOSV()<3 W $C(7),!!,"** TROUBLE ** - ** CALL IRM NOW! **" G HALT

Note: If somehow ZU.m does not exist, it is OK to just make change to ZUONT.m.

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