How to configure CentOS to install and operate ClearCase

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Question

How do you configure CentOS 5.8 or CentOS 6.3 on x86 to install and run IBM Rational ClearCase?

Cause

ClearCase requires some system packages which may not be installed on your CentOS 5.8 or CentOS 6.3 systems. These packages must be installed before you install and configure ClearCase.

Answer

The set of packages that must be installed depends on the CentOS Version (5 or 6) as well as on the system architecture (X86 or X86_64).

The system installer is able to detect if a package is already installed on the system. If that is the case, it will not be reinstalled.

Click on the CentOS version you want to install for details.

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Configuration Requirements for CentOS 5
List of packages for 32 bit

To install the packages, open a terminal and type the following two command lines (each command in a single line):

# sudo yum -y groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop

# sudo yum -y install kernel-headers


IMPORTANT: There is no pre-built MVFS module for CentOS 5. When asked if you want to rebuild the MVFS module during Clearcase installation, answer "Yes, rebuild MVFS using the current kernel" (Default option is "No, install pre-built MVFS").

List of packages for 64bit

To install the packages, open a terminal and type the following two command lines (each command in a single line):

# sudo yum -y groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop

# sudo yum -y install kernel-headers


IMPORTANT: There is no pre-built MVFS module for CentOS 5. When asked if you want to rebuild the MVFS module during Clearcase installation, answer "Yes, rebuild MVFS using the current kernel" (Default option is "No, install pre-built MVFS").


Configuration Requirements for CentOS 6
List of packages for 32 bit

To install the packages, open a terminal and type the following two command lines (each command in a single line):

# sudo yum -y groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop

# sudo yum -y install kernel-headers libacl ncurses-libs libstdc++-4.4.6-4.el6 gtk2 PackageKit-gtk-module libcanberra-gtk2


IMPORTANT: There is no pre-built MVFS module for CentOS 6. When asked if you want to rebuild the MVFS module during Clearcase installation, answer "Yes, rebuild MVFS using the current kernel" (Default option is "No, install pre-built MVFS").

List of packages for 64 bit

To install the packages, open a terminal and type the following two command lines (each command in a single line):

# sudo yum -y groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop

# sudo yum -y install kernel-headers libacl.i686 ncurses-libs.i686 libstdc++-4.4.6-4.el6.i686 gtk2.i686 PackageKit-gtk-module.i686 libcanberra-gtk2.i686


IMPORTANT: There is no pre-built MVFS module for CentOS 6. When asked if you want to rebuild the MVFS module during Clearcase installation, answer "Yes, rebuild MVFS using the current kernel" (Default option is "No, install pre-built MVFS").

Review technote 1642397: Rational ClearCase Limited Vendor Support Policy for information on the level of support ClearCase provides for CentOS.

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More support for:

Rational ClearCase
Operating System Configurations

Software version:

8.0.0.7, 8.0.1

Operating system(s):

Linux

Reference #:

1638431

Modified date:

2013-07-01

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