Hitman FAQ 2
I can't get Hitman to start
First verify that you aren't dealing with a table size problem.
1. Check the value of maxprocesscnt in sysgen
$ MCR SYSGEN SHOW MAXPROCESSCNT
If the current value is greater than 2,000 you will need a special kit for more processes. Check the Hitman download page. If the current value is less than 2,000 this is not the problem.
2. Check to make sure that Hitman can open it's log file
$ show logical hitman_log_file
If there is a translation for this logical name you must carefully verify that the path is complete and correct. Hitman is unable to start if it cannot open its log file. If the logical is incorrect please redefine it, in the system table, and make sure that Hitman's startup files get updated with the appropriate change.
3. Try starting Hitman logged in as system if you are not currently logged in as system. Because Hitman requires a number of privileges to start it may fail to start under non system accounts.
4. Relink Hitman to eliminate the possibility that an upgrade to OpenVMS, Hitman or a 3rd party product is preventing Hitman from starting. Complete relinking instructions.