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PM90882: LSCO: CLEARTOOL: ERROR: UNABLE TO DETERMINE VIEW FOR '<VOB TAG>': PERMISSION DENIED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.1, a user that does not have read
    access to the VOB root directory element will not have access to
    metadata about checkouts in that VOB. Setting to a view and
    running 'cleartool lsco -cview -avobs' will result in the
    following error for any VOBs where the user does not have
    access:
    
    lsco: cleartool: Error: Unable to determine view for '?vob
    tag?': Permission denied
    
    The 'unable to determine view' error message here is unclear; it
    should simply inform the user that permission to access to a
    given VOB is denied.
    
    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Create a VOB and view owned by user A in group A
    2. Set to that view as user B who is not in group A
    3. Run 'cleartool lsco -cview -avobs'
    
    Workarounds: Run lsco as a user with read access to the VOB root
    directory, or use the CLEARCASE_AVOBS variable to restrict the
    lsco command to access only VOBs to which you have the
    appropriate permissions.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    In IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0.1, a user that does not have
    read access to the VOB root directory element will not have
    access to metadata about checkouts in that VOB. Setting to a
    view and running "cleartool lsco -cview -avobs" will result
    in the following error for any VOBs where the user does not
    have access:
    
    lsco: cleartool: Error: Unable to determine view for "?vob
    tag?": Permission denied
    
    The "unable to determine view" error message here is
    unclear; it should simply inform the user that permission to
    access to a given VOB is denied.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase version 8.0.1.1
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM90882

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-06-11

  • Closed date

    2013-09-24

  • Last modified date

    2013-09-24

  • 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 WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2900

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase

Software version: 8.0

Reference #: PM90882

Modified date: 24 September 2013


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