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PI04987: Installation Manager: ABE_STARTER AND RSH SYMBOLIC LINKS POINT TO THE WRONG TARGETS

Fixes are available

Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 9 (8.0.0.9) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 2 (8.0.1.2) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 4 (8.0.1.4) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 5 (8.0.1.5) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 12 (8.0.0.12) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 6 (8.0.1.6) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 13 (8.0.0.13) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 14 (8.0.0.14) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 7 (8.0.1.7) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 15 (8.0.0.15) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 8 (8.0.1.8) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 16 (8.0.0.16) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 9 (8.0.1.9) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 17 (8.0.0.17) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 10 (8.0.1.10) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 18 (8.0.0.18) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 11 (8.0.1.11) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 19 (8.0.0.19) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 12 (8.0.1.12) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 20 (8.0.0.20) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 13 (8.0.1.13) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 21 (8.0.0.21) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 14 (8.0.1.14) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 15 (8.0.1.15) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 16 (8.0.1.16) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 17 (8.0.1.17) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 18 (8.0.1.18) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 19 (8.0.1.19) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 20 (8.0.1.20) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 21 (8.0.1.21) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 22 (8.0.1.22) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 23 (8.0.1.23) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 24 (8.0.1.24) for 8.0.1
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 25 (8.0.1.25) for 8.0.1

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • IBM Rational ClearCase is capable of executing multiple
    clearmake builds in parallel on UNIX or Linux by using the
    standard installed remote shell facility, referenced through the
    ccase-home-dir/etc/rsh symbolic link. On ClearCase 8.x the rsh
    and abe_starter links incorrectly point to /usr/ucb/rsh on
    Linux, AIX and HP-UX. Here are examples of the broken links:
    
    Linux
    # ls -l /usr/atria/linux_x86/etc | grep ucb
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      29 Jul 11 14:36 abe_starter ->
    ../../../../../../usr/ucb/rsh
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      29 Jul 11 14:36 rsh ->
    ../../../../../../usr/ucb/rsh
    
    AIX
    # ls -al /usr/atria/aix4_power/etc | grep ucb
    lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     system           29 Dec  6 2012
    abe_starter -> ../../../../../../usr/ucb/rsh
    lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     system           29 Dec  6 2012  rsh ->
    ../../../../../../usr/ucb/rsh
    
    HP-UX
    # ls -l /usr/atria/hp11_ia64/etc | grep rsh
    lrwxr-xr-x   1 root       sys             29 Oct  3 15:15
    abe_starter -> ../../../../../../usr/ucb/rsh
    lrwxr-xr-x   1 root       sys             29 Oct  3 15:15 rsh ->
    ../../../../../../usr/ucbe/rsh
    
    On Linux and AIX they should point to /usr/bin/rsh. On HP-UX
    they should point to /usr/bin/remsh.
    
    Steps to reproduce: Install ClearCase 8.x on an affected
    platform.
    
    Workarounds:
    1. Create a symbolic link at /usr/ucb/rsh that points to the
    proper rsh or remsh executable.
    2. Replace the broken symbolic links with links to the proper
    executable.
    3. Set the environment variable CCASE_ABE_STARTER_PN to the
    proper executable path.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM Rational ClearCase on UNIX or Linux.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * ABE_STARTER AND RSH SYMBOLIC LINKS POINT TO THE WRONG        *
    * TARGETS                                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 8.0.0.9 and 8.0.1.2
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI04987

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-10-28

  • Closed date

    2013-12-13

  • Last modified date

    2014-10-08

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R801 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 September 2021