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PM97816: xcleardiff does not display color options correctly in ClearCase 8.0.x running on Linux

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The IBM Rational ClearCase xcleardiff utility is used to compare
    the contents of two files (or two versions of the same file) in
    a graphical interface on UNIX or Linux systems. In ClearCase
    8.0.x, the option to change the color of text that has been
    changed between two files being compared does not work properly
    although you can still use underline or overstrike options to
    differentiate changed text more easily.
    
    Steps to reproduce: With xcleardiff, open to compare two
    differing files, click Tools-?Options and select the 'Changed'
    marker. Set the color to something different like red and click
    OK in both Color and Options dialogs. Note the color of text
    that is different in the two files does not turn red in one
    version as it does in earlier versions of ClearCase on Linux.
    
    Workaround: Use the comparison tools in ClearTeam Explorer where
    colors can be configured in the Compare/Merge options. The
    Underline and Overstrike options may be used for changed text if
    you need to use xcleardiff.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * xcleardiff users on LINUX.                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * xcleardiff does not display color options correctly in       *
    * ClearCase running on Linux                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 8.0.1.16, 9.0.0.6 and
    9.0.1.2
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM97816

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2013-09-25

  • Closed date

    2017-12-19

  • Last modified date

    2017-12-19

  • 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

  • R800 PSN

       UP

  • R801 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

  • R901 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2021