Non-interactive triggers fail with warning about interactivity using CCRC or CCWeb

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

This technote explains why the error Interactive triggers are not supported in the Web interface might occur when using non-interactive triggers with the IBM® Rational® ClearCase® Remote Client (CCRC) or ClearCase Web client (CCWeb).

Symptom

Error reported when a trigger fails while using either a CCRC or ClearCase WEB (CCWeb) client:

Interactive triggers are not supported in the Web interface.
If the trigger was interactive, it may have failed for that reason.



Cause

  1. CCRC

    An error in the trigger script makes CCRC think the trigger is interactive. Below are 2 scenarios that will cause this error.

    1. The trigger used to generate the error below did not include the full file system path to cqperl in the script which caused the script to require input thus making the non-interactive script, interactive.

      An example of the full error message:
      ccweb: Warning: Trigger "Deliver_CQRequired" has refused to let deliver_start proceed.
      Interactive triggers are not supported in the Web interface.
      If the trigger was interactive, it may have failed for that reason.

    2. The trigger script was referencing a user defined environment variable which was set on the client but could not be found on the RWP web server.

      In this example the user defined environment variable MYCC_TRIGGER_TMP was set on the client to define an alternate temp directory and is referenced by the trigger script. However, it was not defined on the RWP web server.

      An example of the full error message:
      Unable to checkin  "<path to file>"
      Error: directory for environmentvariable "MYCC_TRIGGER_TMP" or "TMP" not found
      ccweb: Warning: Trigger "ci_pre" has refused to let checkin proceed.
      Interactive triggers are not supported in the Web interface.
      If the trigger was interactive, it may have failed for that reason.
      ccweb: Error: Unable to check in   "<path to file>".

  2. CCWeb

    ClearCase always displays that message when a trigger script fails or fails to execute. ClearCase can find the trigger, however, it can't find the trigger script.

Resolving the problem

HINT: Trigger scripts should be carefully tested to ensure that they are properly structured and functional for your environment.

Solution 1:

  1. Update the trigger script to include the full file system path to cqperl.
  2. You must define the environment variable on the RWP web server in the ccweb.conf file and rwp.conf (or rwp_startup) scripts.

    Examples:
    In /var/adm/rational/common/rwp/conf/ccweb.conf
    <Location /ccweb>
    DirectoryIndex  bin/ccweb
    ...
    # This passes the LANG environment var to allow the  ccweb CGI program
    # to correctly get the locale.
    PassEnv LANG
    PassEnv  NLSPATH
    PassEnv  MYCC_TRIGGER_TMP
    </Location>


    In /var/adm/rational/common/rwp/conf/rwp_startup or rwp.conf

    # Assume success to begin with
    # Ensure an  appropriate path. On Linux, standard UNIX executables like ls and rm
    # are  typically in /bin, whereas on Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX they are
    # typically in  /usr/bin. We put both on the path. We also put
    # the system /sbin and  /usr/sbin on the  path.
    PATH=/org/st32/log2_snapshot/advantage/tooling/cm/cc_trigger:/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:$PATH
    export  PATH
    MYCC_TRIGGER_TMP=/var/tmp
    export MYCC_TRIGGER_TMP

    Refer to technote 1207634 Writing triggers for the ClearCase Remote Client for further information.


Solution 2:

    You need to specify a path for the trigger script that can be easily located. The script isn't aware of the CCWeb view that you are using on the client system, thus scripts located inside VOBs or only on the VOB server cannot be located from the view or RWP server.

    The trigger is run from the view or RWP server and the path specified in the script must be one that can be located from the view server. If the view server is a UNIX® or Linux® system, then it is the -execunix phrase that fires.

    Review the ClearCase Command Reference Guide on the topic of mktrtype ( cleartool man mktrtype) for more information.

Cross Reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational ClearCase ClearCase Web (CCWeb)

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Document information


More support for:

Rational ClearCase
ClearCase Remote Client

Software version:

7.0, 7.0.0.1, 7.0.1, 2003.06.14, 2003.06.15, 2003.06.16

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1266044

Modified date:

2011-03-15

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