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PH07824: CTCMD DOES NOT HONOR UMASK CHANGES MADE WITHIN PERL SCRIPTS CALLING CTCMD

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When a user Perl script calling CtCmd performs a ClearCase task
    like creating a view, if a custom umask was set before the
    operation, the operation may execute with the wrong umask,
    resulting in objects being created with incorrect permissions.
    This is mst commonly seen when using CtCmd::cleartool to create
    a VOB or view.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of the ClearCase CtCmd & MtCmd utilities.              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * ClearCase umask management was changed due to multi-thread   *
    * considerations.  Long lived CtCmd processes only obtained    *
    * umask once (at startup).                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase version 9.0.1.7 - also requires
    CtCmd 1.15 & MtCmd 1.16  (please contact ClearCase Customer
    support)
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH07824

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    901

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-01-28

  • Closed date

    2019-06-21

  • Last modified date

    2019-06-21

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2900

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSSH27","label":"Rational ClearCase"},"Component":"","ARM Category":[],"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"901","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
21 June 2019