PM75831: CLEARTOOL LN -S DOES NOT REPORT AN EXISTING VIEW-PRIVATE LINK AS AN ERROR

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When a view-private symbolic link (Unix command: ln -s) exists
    in an IBM Rational ClearCase view and a user has the directory
    checked out and run a cleartool mkdir command (ct ln -s) using
    the same destination name, ClearCase creates the soft symbolic
    link, but it is eclipsed by the view-private file.  It would be
    expected that an error be thrown.
    
    To reproduce the problem:
    1) create view private file named 'asdf'
    2) create element named 'asdf.txt'
    3) checkout dir
    4) create link -? ct ln -s asdf.txt asdf
    5) checkin dir
    6) ct ls
    Z:\myvob\test_link?ct ls
    asdf
    asdf --? asdf.txt [eclipsed]
    asdf.txt@@\main\1              Rule: \main\LATEST
    
    Workaround:
    None at this time.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    When a view-private symbolic link (Unix command: ln -s)
    exists in an IBM Rational ClearCase view and a user has the
    directory checked out and run a cleartool mkdir command (ct
    ln -s) using the same destination name, ClearCase creates
    the soft symbolic link, but it is eclipsed by the
    view-private file.  It would be expected that an error be
    thrown.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 7.1.2.10 and
    8.0.0.6
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM75831

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE UNIX

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2901

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-10-24

  • Closed date

    2013-03-20

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-20

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CLEARCASE UNIX

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2901

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSN

       UP



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More support for:

Rational ClearCase

Software version:

7.1

Reference #:

PM75831

Modified date:

2013-03-20

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