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PI44831: CTCMD TRUNCATES "CLEARTOOL DESCRIBE OUTPUT" IF SECOND STRING IS ONE BYTE LONGER THAN FIRST STRING

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using CtCmd with IBM Rational ClearCase "cleartool desc
    -fmt" the output is truncated by one byte
    if the first string in 16384 characters and the second the
    second string is one byte longer than the first.
    
    i.e it "string" = 16383 characters then "!" will be truncated is
    string2=string!
    
    WORKAROUND:
    use "cleartool desc -fmt" outside of CtCmd.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of the ClearCase CtCmd Perl interface.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When using CtCmd with ClearCase "cleartool describe -fmt"    *
    * the output is truncated by one byte if the first string is   *
    * 16384 characters and the second the second string is one     *
    * byte longer than the first.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 8.0.1.14 and 9.0.0.4
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI44831

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-07-13

  • Closed date

    2017-03-16

  • Last modified date

    2017-03-16

  • 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

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSSH27","label":"Rational ClearCase"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"801","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
29 June 2020