Rational Change Interim Fix 1 for 5.2.0.8

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Abstract

IBM Rational Change 5.2.0.8_iFix001 has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 5.2.0.8 including all predecessor fixes.

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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.
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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

Below are the mandatory requirements for this Interim Fix.

Rational Change Fix Pack 8 (5.2.0.8) for 5.2
Rational Synergy Interim Fix 1 for 7.1.0.7

Installation Instructions

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

  1. Log in to the machine where Rational Change is installed as the user who installed Rational Change.
  2. If you have customized any of the Rational Change attribute controls, after installing this iFix, you need to manually apply the customization.
    • The attribute controls are at CHANGE_APP_HOME/WEB-INF/wsconfig/templates/pt/include/attr_controls.
    • After the iFix is installed, you can refer to the old copy of the files backed up at CHANGE_APP_HOME/WEB-INF/packages/rc5.2.0.8.01/backup_<timestamp>
  3. 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>
  4. Login to Rational Change as Admin, and click the "Administration" toolbar link.
  5. You can now select this package from the "Package Installer" tab which will show it under "Available Packages" and click the "Install" button.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Stop and start Rational Change.
  9. The process package needs to be regenerated and needs to be reinstalled.

Uninstalling the iFix:

If it is necessary to remove this iFix after it was installed, follow these steps.
  1. Login to Rational Change as Admin, and click the "System Administration" link in the action panel.
  2. 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.
  4. 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.

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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 5.2.0.8. 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
PM93602 In Report Builder and Edit home page Query builder dialogs clicking on user icon or dependent listbox icon doesn't work.

Workaround: While building queries on user attributes or dependent listbox attributes, you should manually enter the new values or choose pre existing values.
This shall be addressed in the next release.
PM92736 Some pop up dialogs requires users to relogin. This happens only once per active user session and subsequent pop ups works fine.
For example: While choosing resolvers during CR submission, the pop up dialog asks for relogin.

Workaround: On successful login, the dialogs display the right information.
This shall be addressed in the next release.
PM90786 The crAssignEmail.pl hangs if there is no reference to resolver in LDAP

Change history

This interim fix removes the embedded tokens from the user interface URLs and action links, it enables unique attachments names and has latest RDS client libraries. It also address the issues pertaining to home page encoding, PERL APIs and reports.

This fix has session sharing feature implemented. To enable this feature refer to Implementing login session sharing in Rational Change


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Link to Fix Central 13 Jun 2013 English 1 FC

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM87292, PM75068, PM85591, PM88568, PM89232, PM83991, PM88620, PM90427

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Rational Change
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Software version:

5.2.0.8

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

4034952

Modified date:

2013-08-12

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