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PI68851: RCLEARTOOL MKATTR ERROR WHEN APPLYING STRING ATTRIBUTES IN A NON-INTERACTIVE SHELL

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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.
    
    WORKAROUND:
    - Use a rcleartool interactive shell to make the changes
    or
    - Use ClearTeam explorer to modify the string attribute
    or
    - quote the string as follows:  rcleartool mkattr <ATTR>
    "'\"\"<STRING>\"\"'" <OBJECT>
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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

    PI68851

  • 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

    2016-09-08

  • 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

  • R801 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2021