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PI29343: CLEARTOOL LOCK DOCUMENTATION IS INCOMPLETE

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APAR status

  • Closed as documentation error.

Error description

  • The cleartool lock information is inconsistent for some lock
    operations:
    
    For example, if a branch type is locked, you cannot attach
    labels or add attributes.  However, the documentation does not
    explicitly state this:
    
      Branch type. If a branch type (as opposed to an instance of a
    branch
       type) is locked, you cannot do the following:
       *  Use the type in an rmtype, rename, or mkbrtype -replace
    command
       *  Create a branch of that type with mkbranch
       *  Rename (that is, change the type of) an existing branch to
    or from
          that type with chtype
       *  Modify the branch with checkout or checkin
       *  Cancel a checkout using uncheckout
       *  Remove an attribute using rmattr or mkattr -replace
    
          You can create a subbranch at any version on a locked
    branch,
          using mkbranch. (Creating a subbranch does not modify the
    branch
          itself.)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Readers of cleartool lock refpage                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Omits info about brtype.                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Fixed as suggested by submitter in ClearCase version 8.0.1.9
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI29343

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED DOC

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-11-10

  • Closed date

    2015-09-17

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-17

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSSH27","label":"Rational ClearCase"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
07 May 2020