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PM87942: Hardlinked version pathnames are not visible when using 'cleartool describe -aliases'

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Hardlinked version pathnames are not visible when using
    'cleartool describe -aliases'
    
    
    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. cd into a view/vob with default config spec
    2. create a working directory element
    3. create a subdirectory element
    4. create a file element
    5. create a hard link to the file element inside the
    subdirectory.
    6. check in all elements. at this point both file and link
    should be visible in the view
    7. check out the parent working directory and rmname the
    subdirectory
    8. create a new subdirectory and create another hard link to the
    file element in it
    9. check in all elements. at this point the file element and the
    second hard link should be visible in the view. the first hard
    link is not visible as it is not cataloged in the latest version
    of the parent folder. 'Cleartool desc' does not show the second
    hard link when -aliases is used, unless -all is added as well.
    
    Workaround:
    None
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    The command option cleartool describe -aliases may not list
    all hardlinked version pathnames for an element.  This
    behavior has been seen in circumstances in which there has
    been some change in the namespace within the view after
    hardlinks were created.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem is fixed in ClearCase 8.0.0.9 and 8.0.1.2.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM87942

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE UNIX

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2901

  • Reported release

    712

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-04-26

  • 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 UNIX

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2901

Applicable component levels

  • R712 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
13 December 2013