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diffbl fails with error: cleartool: Error: Activity "(dbid)378" included in baseline "postdelbl@\ancestorPvob" cannot be found. cleartool: Error: Unable to get activity diffs

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

This technote identifies an error, cleartool: Error: Activity "(dbid)378" included in baseline "postdelbl@\ancestorPvob" cannot be found. cleartool: Error: Unable to get activity diffs, that can occur when trying to diff two IBM Rational ClearCase (CC) UCM baselines.

Symptom

When trying to diff two baselines, the following error occurs:

cleartool: Error: Activity "(dbid)378" included in baseline "postdelbl@\ancestorPvob" cannot be found.
cleartool: Error: Unable to get activity diffs.

Diffbl is failing on baselines referencing deleted Activities.

Example:


M:\main1\ancestorPvob>cleartool diffbl baseline:postdelbl@\ancestorPvob baseline:afterdelbl@\ancestorPvob
Comparing the following:
  postdelbl@\ancestorPvob
  afterdelbl@\ancestorPvob
Differences:
cleartool: Error: Activity "(dbid)378" included in baseline "postdelbl@\ancestorPvob" cannot be found.
cleartool: Error: Unable to get activity diffs.



Cause

This error is caused by a defect that was introduced in ClearCase version 7.0.1.3 whereby removed activities that are associated with a baseline will cause diffbl to fail.

This issue has been identified as a product defect under APAR PK85349.

Resolving the problem

APAR PK85349 has been resolved in ClearCase versions 7.0.0.7, 7.0.1.6 and 7.1.1.

WORKAROUND

The current workaround is to use version 7.0.1.2

Document information

More support for: Rational ClearCase
UCM: Activity

Software version: 7.0.1.3, 7.0.1.4, 7.0.1.5, 7.0.1.6, 7.0.1.7, 7.1, 7.1.0.1, 7.1.0.2

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1384351

Modified date: 27 October 2010