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PI68935: MISLEADING ERROR MESSAGE ON CHECKIN FAILURE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After restoring a VOB from a "vob_snapshot" backup
    there is a reasonable likelihood of mismatch between the VOB
    database and container pools.
    There are also other reasons why "missing source containers"
    occur.
    
    If a user has checked out a file before its source container
    went missing,
      then an attempt to checkin the file after its source container
    went missing can give the error message:
    M:\djr_default\UTF>cleartool ci -nc foo.txt
    cleartool: Error: Unable to open file
    "\\VOBSERVERh\ccstg_c\VOBs\SRC.vbs\c\cdft\18\38\5f0eb431e573475c
    ac2c0fd94e713695": No such file or directory.
    cleartool: Error: Unable to check in "foo.txt".
    
    
    The error message refers to the CLEARTEXT container of the
    "checked-out-from" version.
    The cleartext container does exist.
    IT is the SOURCE container that should be mentioned in the error
    message.
    
    This misdirection is most unhelpful in diagnosing the problem.
    

Local fix

  • Somehow discover it is the source container that is missing,
      in order to realize that "cleartool checkvob -fix" is needed.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of the ClearCase checkin command.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * ClearCase checkin failure due to a missing source container  *
    * reports cleartext path.                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 8.0.1.13 and 9.0.0.3
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI68935

  • 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

    2016-09-09

  • Closed date

    2016-12-08

  • Last modified date

    2016-12-08

  • 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:
08 December 2016