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

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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 October 2014