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How to configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 to run Rational ClearCase

Question & Answer


Question

How do you configure a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 system to install and run IBM Rational ClearCase?

Cause

ClearCase requires some system packages that might not be installed on your Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 system. These packages must be installed before you install and configure ClearCase.

Answer

The set of packages that must be installed depends on both the system architecture (X86_64 or PPC64LE) and the ClearCase version (32-bit or 64-bit). The system's installer is able to detect if a package is already installed on the system, so it will not be reinstalled.
List of packages needed for ClearCase 32-bit on x86:
  • base-x (YUM group)
  • libstdc++.i686
  • libXmu.i686
  • libacl.i686
  • ncurses-libs.i686
  • ncurses-compat-libs.i686
  • motif.i686
  • xterm
  • libmount.i686
  • libgcc.i686
  • libnsl.i686
  • libXdmcp.i686
  • libXdmcp
  • libnsl
  • psmisc
  • elfutils-libelf-devel
  • make
To install the packages, open a terminal and type the following 2 command lines:
# sudo yum -y group install base-x
# sudo yum -y install libstdc++.i686 libXmu.i686 libacl.i686 ncurses-libs.i686 ncurses-compat-libs.i686 motif.i686 xterm libmount.i686 libgcc.i686 libnsl.i686 libXdmcp.i686 libXdmcp libnsl psmisc elfutils-libelf-devel make
List of packages needed for ClearCase 64-bit on x86:
  • base-x (YUM group)
  • libstdc++
  • libXmu
  • libacl
  • ncurses-libs
  • ncurses-compat-libs
  • motif
  • xterm
  • libmount
  • libXdmcp
  • libnsl
  • psmisc
  • elfutils-libelf-devel
  • make
To install the packages, open a terminal and type the following 2 command lines:
# sudo yum -y group install base-x
# sudo yum -y install libstdc++ libXmu ncurses-libs ncurses-compat-libs motif xterm libmount libXdmcp libnsl psmisc elfutils-libelf-devel make
List of packages needed for ClearCase on PPC64LE
  • base-x (YUM group)
  • libstdc++
  • libXmu
  • libacl
  • ncurses-libs
  • motif
  • xterm
  • libmount
  • libXdmcp
  • libnsl
  • psmisc
  • elfutils-libelf-devel
  • make
To install the packages, open a terminal and type the following 2 command lines:
# sudo yum -y group install base-x
# sudo yum -y install libstdc++ libXmu ncurses-libs motif xterm libmount libXdmcp libnsl psmisc elfutils-libelf-devel make

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 June 2020

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ibm10887639