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PI22401: ELEM-OWNER-CHECK.PL WOULD CHANGE ELEMENT OWNER TO NOBODY WHEN VOB IS OWNED BY NOBODY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you are using the IBM Rational ClearCase
    elem-owner-check.pl script to change any invalid or unknown
    users of directories or elements to the vob owner, you may find
    that they are changed to Nobody if the owner of the vob is
    Nobody.
    
    WORKAROUND:
    
    To prevent this issue from occurring, you should run a cleartool
    describe vob:\vob_tag to confirm that there is a valid owner:
    
    C:\>cleartool describe vob:\vob_tag
    versioned object base "\vob_tag
      ............
      ............
    
      VOB ownership:
        owner Domain\user_name
        group Domain\group_name
    
    If the user name is Nobody for the vob owner, you need to run
    the cleartool protectvob -chown to change the vob owner to a
    valid user:
    C:\>  cleartool protectvob -chown Domain\valid_user
    \\host\<share>\vob_name.vbs
    This command affects the protection on your versioned object
    base.
    While this command is running, access to the VOB will be
    limited.
    Pool "sdft" needs to be protected correctly.
    Pool "ddft" needs to be protected correctly.
    Pool "cdft" needs to be protected correctly.
    Protect versioned object base
    "\\SMEANYWIN764\vobs\applylbtest.vbs"?  [no] y
    Do you wish to protect the pools that appear not to need
    protection?  [no] y
    Protecting "\\SMEANYWIN764\vobs\applylbtest.vbs\db\logs"...
    Protecting "\\SMEANYWIN764\vobs\applylbtest.vbs\db"...
    Protecting
    "\\SMEANYWIN764\vobs\applylbtest.vbs\admin\do_space"...
    Protecting
    "\\SMEANYWIN764\vobs\applylbtest.vbs\admin\vob_space"...
    Protecting "\\SMEANYWIN764\vobs\applylbtest.vbs\admin"...
    Protecting "\\SMEANYWIN764\vobs\applylbtest.vbs\s\sdft"...
    Protecting "\\SMEANYWIN764\vobs\applylbtest.vbs\d\ddft"...
    Protecting "\\SMEANYWIN764\vobs\applylbtest.vbs\c\cdft"...
    VOB ownership:
      owner Domain\valid_user
      group Domain\group
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of the IBM Rational ClearCase elem-owner-check.pl      *
    * script.                                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When you are using the IBM Rational ClearCase                *
    * elem-owner-check.pl script to change any invalid or unknown  *
    * users of directories or elements to the vob owner, you may   *
    * find that they are changed to Nobody if the owner of the vob *
    * is Nobody.                                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The IBM Rational ClearCase elem-owner-check.pl script has been
    modified to detect and stop when a VOB is owned by Nobody.
    
    A fix is available in ClearCase version 8.0.1.5
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI22401

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-07-21

  • Closed date

    2014-09-18

  • Last modified date

    2014-09-18

  • 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

  • R801 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2021