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PI12106: 'NULL VOB HANDLE PASSED TO LIBVOB ROUTINE' ERROR MESSAGE TRYING TO CHECKOUT A SYMLINK FROM A COMMAND PROMPT.

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APAR status

  • Closed as Permanent restriction.

Error description

  • In IBM Rational ClearCase, you cannot checkout a symlink.
    
    In ClearCase 8.0.0.8 or  8.0.1.1, when trying to checkout the
    symlink, you will receive the following error:
    
    W:\my_vob\dir2>cleartool co -nc foo.txt
    cleartool: Error: Not an element: "foo.txt".
    
    In ClearCase 8.0.0.9 or 8.0.1.2, you will receive the following
    error:
    
    W:\my_vob\dir2>ct co -nc foo.txt
    cleartool: Error: Not an element: "foo.txt".
    cleartool: Error: INTERNAL ERROR detected and logged with the NT
    Event Service.
    See the Event Viewer for the error message.
    
    In the Microsoft Windows Event Viewer, you will see the
    following error:
    
    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        ClearCase
    Date:          2/19/2014 10:09:04 AM
    Event ID:      1024
    Task Category: Debug
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          domain\user
    Computer:     machine_name.domain.com
    Description:
    cleartool: Error: Null VOB handle passed to libvob routine.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of Rational ClearCase checkout.                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Rational ClearCase checkout of non-existent element or       *
    * symbolic link will result in internal error.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * 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

    PI12106

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PRS

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-02-19

  • Closed date

    2014-03-20

  • 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

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":"8.0","Edition":"","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
08 October 2014