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PI44052: RCLEARTOOL DOES NOT RETURN TO 'RCLEARTOOL' PROMPT

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In 'rcleartool' non-interactive mode., either logon name or
    password is wrong.
    The prompt stays waiting at "Login Name:" prompt and does not
    return back to 'rcleartool'
    
    
    Example from ClearCase 8.0.1.7
    
    C:\Program Files
    (x86)\IBM\RationalSDLC\ClearCase\RemoteClient>rcleartool login
    -lname testuser -password teser -server
    http://localhost/ccrc
    CRCLI2008E Login failed; incorrect login-name or password.
    Login to server "http://localhost/ccrc".
    Login Name:
    
    so with incorrect user or password (we do nok know which one)
    it just asks again, it does not return back to 'rcleartool'
    again.
    
    
    The problem is that rcleartool program waits forever at this
    prompt..
    It's not a big problem when a user is sitting in front of the
    screen and can type in username and password again.
    The problem show much more when a developer want to use a
    program that starts rcleartool.
    
    It is necessary that rcleartool terminates; the calling program
    can then parse the output of rcleartool and proceed
    
    As it is now, you can not start over with 'rcleartool prompt'..
    

Local fix

  • No workaround for this situation where they wish to have a tool
    to call 'rcleartool' and start over if login issues occur
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * User of IBM ClearCase rcleartool in non interactive mode.    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * In non interactive mode, IBM ClearCase rcleartool waits on   *
    * prompt for login when previous login failed.  In this mode,  *
    * rcleartool should report an error and not prompt the user.   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This issue has been fixed in ClearCase version 8.0.1.9
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI44052

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-06-30

  • Closed date

    2015-09-17

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-17

  • 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 September 2015