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PM52249: XCLEARCASE FAILS TO MERGE ELEMENTS WITH MERGETYPE SET TO COPY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • xclearcase fails to merge elements with mergetype set to copy
    
    
    ClearCase 7.1.2.4
    
    
    ALL UNIX
    
    
    
    To Reproduce:
    
    1)  Make a new element with two branches
    
    2)  Set to one of the views and start xclearcase
    
    3)  Select the element to merge and press the version tree
    button
    
    4)  Select Versions -? Merge -? ?From version -? branch...?
    
    5)  Select the ?From? version and then the ?To? version
    
    6)  The following message is displayed:
    
    ClearCase
    Needs Copy ??element?? [to /main/?branch1/?version? from
    /main/?branch2?/?version?]
    
    Proceed
    
    
    7)  Once Proceed is pressed, the merge does not occur
    
    
    Workaround:  None
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
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    xclearcase on UNIX fails to merge elements with merge type
    set to 'copy'
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 7.1.2.8 and 8.0.0.4
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM52249

  • Reported component name

    CC&CC MSITE UNI

  • Reported component ID

    5724G3301

  • Reported release

    711

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-11-15

  • Closed date

    2012-09-26

  • Last modified date

    2012-09-26

  • 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

    CC&CC MSITE UNI

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G3301

Applicable component levels

  • R711 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
26 September 2012