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Accessing a ClearCase VOB's root folder yields "No such file or directory"

Technote (troubleshooting)


Listing an IBM Rational ClearCase VOB mount-point from a Dynamic View shows question mark characters ("?").


You can mount the VOB, but you cannot access it from a Dynamic View.

% cleartool pwv
Working directory view: ** NONE **
Set view: tview

% ls -ld /vobs/vob_tag
drwxrwxrwx 2 user1 group1 4096 Oct 30 11:55 /vobs/vob_tag

% cleartool mount /vobs/vob_tag

% ls -ld /vobs/vob_tag
ls: /vobs/vob_tag: No such file or directory

% cd /vobs/vob_tag
-bash: cd: /vobs/vob_tag: No such file or directory

% ls -l /vobs
total 8
?--------- ? ?               ?        ?            ? vob_tag
drwxr-xr-x 2 user0 group0 4096 Mar 20  2012 test
drwxrwxrwx 2 user1       group1 4096 Dec 24  2011 tvob

Loading the VOB in Snapshot View also fails.

Set config spec and load snapshot view "snapview"?  [yes]
cleartool: Error: Unable to determine version for VOB root directory element.
cleartool: Error: Unable to access "/vobs/vob_tag": No such file or directory.
cleartool: Error: 1 config spec load rule problems encountered.
Log has been written to "/home/user2/snapview.vws/update.2012-10-31T15:32:54-04:00.updt".


The "main" branch was renamed.

Diagnosing the problem

The VOB is not corrupt, because dbcheck and reformatvob do not yield any error.

Resolving the problem

Add the new branch name to the view's config spec or rename the branch back to "main".


% cleartool catcs
element * CHECKEDOUT
element * /main/LATEST
element * /main_NEW/LATEST

% cleartool ls -d /vobs/vob_tag
/vobs/vob_tag/.@@/main_NEW/2    Rule: /main_NEW/LATEST.

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase

Software version: 7.1, 8.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris

Reference #: 1616739

Modified date: 16 November 2012