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PI44788: RCLEARTOOL COMMAND CANNOT APPLY STRING ATTRIBUTES OUTSIDE OF AN INTERACCTIVE SESSION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using the IBM Rational ClearCase Remote Client command line
    interface -- rcleartool -- attempts to use rcleartool mkattr to
    create or update a string attribute will fail with 'invalid
    string "{passed string}"'.
    
    String attributes can be created or updated using the ClearTeam
    Explorer interface, and they can be created/updated from within
    an interactive rcleartool session.
    
    Multiple possible string escaping methods all result variations
    on the below error...
    
    Fails:
    rcleartool -server https://myserver/ccrc mkattr MyStringAttr
    "\"Thisstring\"" foo.c
    CCRC WAN Server: Error: Invalid string value "Thisstring".
    
    Works:
    rcleartool
    rcleartool> mkattr -server https://myserver/ccrc mkattr
    MyStringAttr foo.c
    Created attribute "MyStringAttr" on "{path to}\foo.c"
    rcleartool>
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of IBM ClearCase rcleartool command.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When using the IBM Rational ClearCase Remote Client command  *
    * line interface -- rcleartool -- attempts to use rcleartool   *
    * mkattr to create or update a string attribute will fail with *
    * 'invalid string "{passed string}"'.                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in IBM ClearCase version 8.0.1.10
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI44788

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-07-10

  • Closed date

    2015-12-10

  • Last modified date

    2015-12-10

  • 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:
10 December 2015