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PM56094: Changing the Extended Naming Suffix does not work on Windows 64 bit machines

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you change the Extended Naming Suffix in the IBM Rational
    ClearCase Control Panel's MVFS tab from @@ to ?? on a Microsoft
    Windows 32-bit operating system, you will see the following
    results in both a dynamic and snapshot view when running a
    cleartool ls ?file_name?
    
    C:\views\?view?\?vob?\dir1?cleartool ls  foo.c
    foo.cc??\main\br1\2              RULE: ?your config spec rule?
    
    You receive incorrect results when performing the same operation
    on a windows 64 bit operating system:
    
    C:\views\?view?\?vob?\dir2?cleartool ls bar.c
    bar.c@@\main\br2\2               RULE: ?your config spec rule?
    
    WORKAROUND: None.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Changing the Extended Naming Suffix was not working on
    64-bit Windows machines. So, the default suffix (@@) would
    still be in effect.  This was due to the particular Windows
    registry location that was being used for this configuration
    value.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem is fixed in ClearCase 7.1.2.9 and 8.0.0.5.
    Please refer to tech note #1618052 for information regarding
    properly reconfiguring the desired non-default suffix after
    upgrading to either of these versions from a preceding
    version.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM56094

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    712

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-01-16

  • Closed date

    2012-12-15

  • Last modified date

    2012-12-15

  • 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

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 December 2012