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PM77095: In ClearCase Explorer, you receive an error when opening a symlinked file in the version tree

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When opening a symlinked file in IBM Rational ClearCase Explorer
    through the version tree icon, you will receive the following
    message:
    
    'The element pathname M:\view\vob\dir2\filename is a symlink to
    element .../dir1/filename. Would you like to have element
    .../dir1/filename opened in the version tree browser?'
    
    If you select YES, you will see the following error: ?Undefined
    error in opening the element. Please check if the pathname is a
    version object.?
    
    
    WORKAROUND
    Use the Version Tree Browser from the Start==?All Programs==?IBM
    Rational ClearCase.  This will behave correctly.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
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    Error received while opening version tree of a symlinked
    file from ClearCase Explorer
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 7.1.2.10 and
    8.0.0.6
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM77095

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    712

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-14

  • Closed date

    2013-03-20

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-20

  • 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:
20 March 2013