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PI54375: "UNABLE TO INVOKE "XTERM": NO SUCH FILE OR DIRECTORY" WHEN PERFORMING MERGE IN CLEARCASE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When running an IBM Rational ClearCase "cleartool merge" or
    "cleartool diff" with the flags "-tiny" or "-window" on Linux
    the following error is returned:
    merge: Error: Unable to invoke "xterm": No such file or
    directory
    
    The error only occurs on Linux hosts that even with xterm
    installed.
    Tracing the command shows the following paths are searched:
    stat64("/usr/openwin/bin/xterm", 0xffe85cc8) = -1 ENOENT (No
    such file or directory)
    stat64("/usr/bin/X11/xterm", 0xffe85cc8) = -1 ENOENT (No such
    file or directory)
    
    If no xterm is found the error is returned.
    
    WORKAROUND:
    1. Do not use "-tiny" or "-window" flags with merge
    2. link or install xterm into /usr/bin/X11
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * IBM Rational ClearCase "cleartool merge" or "cleartool diff" *
    * with the flags "-tiny" or "-window" on Linux may fail.       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * IBM Rational ClearCase "cleartool merge" or "cleartool diff" *
    * with the flags "-tiny" or "-window" on Linux may fail.       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 8.0.1.11 and 9.0.0.1
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI54375

  • 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

    2015-12-17

  • Closed date

    2016-05-29

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-29

  • 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

  • R712 PSN

       UP

  • R800 PSN

       UP

  • R801 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
29 May 2016