Rational Change Fix Pack 8 (5.2.0.8) for 5.2

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Abstract

IBM Rational Change 5.2.0.8 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 5.2 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description
This section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.
This section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.
This section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.
This section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.
This section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.
This section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.
Supporting Documentation
Document Description
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Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Prerequisites

Rational Change 5.2

Rational Synergy Fix Pack 7 (7.1.0.7) for 7.1

Note: This Synergy Fix Pack is shipping a new JRE. If Rational Change is configured in HTTPs mode, then its SSL certificates will be lost. To overcome this, please refer to How to retain SSL certificates of Rational Change.

Installation Instructions

Before you begin, make sure that you have performed a successful backup of your Rational Change databases.

Once you have installed fix pack 5.2.0.8, you should not install any individual patch that does not clearly state that it may be installed on top of fix pack 5.2.0.8, unless informed otherwise by Support.

  1. Log in to the machine where Rational Change is installed as the user who installed Rational Change.
  2. Unzip (Windows) or untar (UNIX) the patch file into <CHANGE_APP_HOME>/WEB-INF/packages. The resultant directory will have the name "rc<patch version>".

    For example, on UNIX:
    $ cd <CHANGE_APP_HOME>/WEB-INF/packages
    $ tar xvf <file path>
  3. Login to Rational Change as Admin, and click the "Administration" toolbar link.
  4. You can now select this package from the "Package Installer" tab which will show it under "Available Packages" and click the "Install" button.
  5. If Rational Change is running in the WAS or WASCE application server, restart the application server and ensure Rational Change is started. Otherwise, simply stop and start Rational Change.
  6. If you are using the OSLC REST API (used to integrate with products such as Rational Publishing Engine and Rational Quality Manager) for the first time, stop and start Rational Change again to activate the API.

Uninstalling the Fix Pack

If it is necessary to remove the fix pack after it was installed, follow these steps.
  1. Login to Rational Change as Admin, and click the "Administration" toolbar link.
  2. Uninstall the package. Click on the "Package Installer" tab, select the patch package from the "Installed Packages" listbox, and click the "Uninstall" button.
  3. Stop and start Rational Change.

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The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
This release is a maintenance release of Rational Change 5.2. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Problems solved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects

The following defects were not resolved in this release.

APAR
Description
PM78127 Change 5.2 becomes unresponsive and requires restart


Change history

This fix pack supports fetching OSLC url for a Change Request and for its associated tasks using web services API. Refer to the technote titled How to fetch OSLC url for CR and its associated tasks using web services for more details.


Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
Link to Fix Central 20 Dec 2012 English 1 FC

Technical support

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Helpful Hints For Obtaining Technical Assistance:

Before you contact IBM Rational Software Support, gather the background information that you need to describe the problem. When you describe a problem to an IBM software support specialist, be as specific as possible and include all relevant background information so that the specialist can help you solve the problem efficiently. To save time, know the answers to these questions:

  • What software versions were you running when the problem occurred?
  • Do you have logs, traces, or messages that are related to the problem?
  • Can you reproduce the problem? If so, what steps do you take to reproduce it?
  • Is there a workaround for the problem? If so, be prepared to describe the workaround.

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM63405, PM67457, PM67924, PM64556, PM70503, PM71884, PM73423, PM73937, PM74902, PM75526, PM75796, PM76477, PM77798

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Rational Change
Installation

Software version:

5.2.0.8

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

4033561

Modified date:

2012-12-20

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