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CCWeb; Error: Unable to open clearcase snapshot view registry:Permission denied

Technote (troubleshooting)


This technote explains why the error, CCWeb; Error: Unable to open clearcase snapshot view registry:Permission denied, occurs when trying to load a directory using a IBM® Rational® ClearCase® Remote Client or updating a CCWeb view.


Getting the following error when attempting either of the following operations:

  1. Trying to load one directory using CCRC

  2. Updating a CCWeb view

P roblems performing ClearCase operation:
CCWeb: Error: Unable to open clearcase snapshot view registry:Permission denied.


The following are possible causes for this error:

  1. Invalid characters are being used in file names being loaded.
    For instance, the use of some characters may cause issues when operating in a environment with various clients and servers running different operating systems. See: Differences in supported character sets
  2. The users home directory may not be mounted or cannot be accessed. There is also a file ".ccase_svreg" in the user's home directory which may not be accessible during the view update. Access to the .ccase_svreg file is needed to perform the update.

Resolving the problem

Solution for Cause 1

Remove invalid characters from the file names and retry.

Solution for Cause 2

Ensure that the user's home directory is mounted and that the permissions on the .ccase_svreg file are correct.

Refer to technote 1148996 Identify the snapshot view root location for further information about the .ccase_svreg file permissions.

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

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase
ClearCase Remote Client

Software version: 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

Operating system(s): Linux

Reference #: 1300235

Modified date: 05 March 2013