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PM26284: clearcase 'config_spec' reference manual page incorrectly specifies note about relative time rules

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • APAR Description:
    
    The 'config_spec' page of the reference manual states
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    The date-time specification is evaluated when you set or edit
    the config spec, and whenever the view_server process is started
    (for example, with startview or setview (dynamic views only)).
    Thus, the meaning of a relative specification, such as today,
    may change over time. However, the date-time is not evaluated at
    run time. So if you last performed one of the commands listed
    above four days ago, the meaning of a relative specification,
    such as today, has the value of the date four days ago, not the
    value of the date today.
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    
    The view_server does NOT recompile the config_spec when it
    starts up.
    The paragraph should be
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    The date-time specification is evaluated when you set or edit
    the config spec. Thus, the meaning of a relative specification,
    such as today, may change over time. However, the date-time is
    not evaluated at run time. So if you last performed one of the
    commands listed above four days ago, the meaning of a relative
    specification, such as today, has the value of the date four
    days ago, not the value of the date today.
    To force re-evaluation do
       cleartool setcs -current
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    APAR Description:
    
    The "config_spec" page of the reference manual states
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    The date-time specification is evaluated when you set or
    edit the config spec, and whenever the view_server process
    is started (for example, with startview or setview (dynamic
    views only)). Thus, the meaning of a relative specification,
    such as today, may change over time. However, the date-time
    is not evaluated at run time. So if you last performed one
    of the commands listed above four days ago, the meaning of a
    relative specification, such as today, has the value of the
    date four days ago, not the value of the date today.
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    
    The view_server does NOT recompile the config_spec when it
    starts up.
    The paragraph should be
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    The date-time specification is evaluated when you set or
    edit the config spec. Thus, the meaning of a relative
    specification, such as today, may change over time. However,
    the date-time is not evaluated at run time. So if you last
    performed one of the commands listed above four days ago,
    the meaning of a relative specification, such as today, has
    the value of the date four days ago, not the value of the
    date today.
    
    To force re-evaluation do
        cleartool setcs -current
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    

Problem conclusion

  • Fix is available in V8.0.1.2
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM26284

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    701

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-11-08

  • Closed date

    2013-12-13

  • Last modified date

    2013-12-13

  • 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

  • R701 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
13 December 2013