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PI08881: IF BLOCKS IN GNU-MODE MAKEFILE BUILD SCRIPTS MAY BE INCORRECTLY PROCESSED IF trailing tab characters present on "ELSE" lines

Fixes are available

Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 10 (8.0.0.10) for 8.0
Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 3 (8.0.1.3) 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

  • When performing a build using the IBM Rational ClearCase
    "clearmake" utility in GNU make compatibiltiy mode, the build
    may be properly performed if the following set of conditions is
    present:
    - The makefile contains a .SECONDARY pseudotarget
    - There is an ifeq/else block immediately following the
    .SECONDARY pseudotarget
    - the "else" statement contains a trailing tab character.
    
    This issue was not present in 7.x versions of ClearCase.
    

Local fix

  • Any of the following edits to the makefile will allow the build
    to proceed normally:
    - remove the .SECONDARY pseudotarget
    - remove the trailing tab character.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of Rational ClearCase clearmake in Gnu compatibility   *
    * mode.                                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Using Rational ClearCase clearmake in Gnu compatibility mode *
    * may produce an incorrect result for an 'if' clause when      *
    * processing a makefile that has a tab character immediately   *
    * following an 'else' clause.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 8.0.0.10 and 8.0.1.3
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI08881

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-01-02

  • Closed date

    2014-03-20

  • Last modified date

    2014-03-20

  • 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:
17 June 2021