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Rational ClearCase Fix Pack 8 ( for 9.0.1



IBM Rational ClearCase has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 9.0.1 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release. Please review this section before upgrading to this release.

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems (OS), prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions. NOTE: This document is required reading before installing the new OS for any newly supported ClearCase OS platform.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Find technical developer content and resources.

TestFixes included and excluded in this Fixpack

Technote 1979124 lists TestFixes that are included in this release, as well as those that have not been incorporated into this release.

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Downloads available for

Operating Systems:

  • AIX® - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (aix4_power)
  • HP Itanium - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -(hp11_ia64)
  • Linux® OS/390 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -(linux_390)
  • Linux - RedHat®, SUSE® & Ubuntu LTS - - -(linux_x86, linux_ppc)
  • Linux - RedHat® and SUSE® - - - - - - - - - (linux_x86_64, linux_ppc64le)
  • Solaris® - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (sun5)
  • Solaris® x86/x64 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (sol_x86)
  • Windows® - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (win)

Note: For Linux running on x86, AMD64 or EM64T select the linux_x86 download.

Descriptions of the resolved defects are included in the readme files associated with each patch download.

Each patch contains the cumulative fixes of its predecessor. All other patches referenced in this document are obsolete.


Prerequisites are: Installation Manager 1.8.2 or later; Rational ClearCase Version 9.0.1 or or or or or or or

Installation Instructions

Important Information for users of the silent install option:
When you use the silent install option on Linux platforms and specify that the MVFS should be rebuilt, a value for the key "user.CC_MVFSModuleKernelPath" is required in the response file. Please see the sample response file in technote 1351501.

You must install this update using the Updates Packages wizard in IBM Installation Manager. For information on installing updates, see the topic "Updating packages by using wizard mode" in the IBM Installation Manager Knowledge Center at

Refer to technote 1380386 for detailed installation instructions.

If you plan to use Installation Manager on Solaris, Linux, or AIX in GUI mode, refer to technote 1330190 for more information.

  • By default, the update is installed from the IBM update repository located on a remote server.

  • It is also possible to download the update and install it locally.
    1. Download the repository from the Download Package table below.
    2. Extract files to a temporary directory. In the IBM Installation Manager, click File > Preferences and add the temporary directory location to the list of repositories.
    3. Use the Update Packages wizard in the Installation Manager to complete the update.

For instructions on installing server components for automatic views, read technote 1677277.

If you to plan to use WebSphere Application Server v8.0 with IBM Rational ClearCase, IBM Rational ClearQuest or IBM Rational RequisitePro, read technote 1569987 before installing the products.

If you will be using the ClearCase GUIs, some additional Operating System packages may be required. Please see the Detailed System Requirements in the above Supporting Documentation section for more information.

The ClearCase Remote Client and CMAPI now support SP800-131 compliance. Custom configuration may be required for integrated environments, for example, with Rational Team Concert with CCRC or with CMAPI applications not using IBM JRE. Refer to technote 1666060 for more information.

For the Rational ClearTeam Explorer and ClearTeam Explorer Extension offerings, use the and download packages below. For installation instructions, see ClearCase Knowledge Center.

For the Rational ClearCase Cadence Virtuoso Extension offerings, use the appropriate CDSVR_extension download packages below. For installation instructions, read technote 0718519.

Note: Descriptions of resolved defects are included in the ux_readme and windows_readme files in the Download package table. The readme files are also included in each patch bundle; therefore, you need not download the readme separately when downloading the patch.

Download Package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance release. This fixpack addresses vulnerabilities in IBM Java runtime. Review the Security bulletin CVE-2018-1890,CVE-2018-12547 (Java runtime) for more information. The release also contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

Review the table below in the Known side effects section for a list of defects that have been marked by testing as either incomplete or as a regression.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

There are no known regressions to report.

If ClearCase is integrated with Visual Studio 2019, when Create Project is launched, Visual Studio might display an error message. Refer to technote 1072364.

If you previously used the linux_x86_64 or linux_ppc64le platforms for VOB storage with the 9.0.1,, or release, please read the compatibility information in technote 2004783 before upgrading to this release.

HP and AIX systems can be upgraded directly to this release only from ClearCase 8.0.1.x installations. To upgrade from any earlier releases on these systems, ClearCase must be uninstalled first and then ClearCase 9.0.1.x can be installed. This is due to a limitation of Installation Manager. Refer to technote 1648052.

There is no ClearTeam Explorer (ctexplorer) available for HP. Refer to technote 1978532.

On Solaris platforms, CCRC cannot be installed separately from ClearCase using the download. CCRC/ClearTeam Explorer must be installed by installing ClearCase. Refer to technote 1978325.

ClearCase dynamic view storage on BTRFS does not work correctly on SLES12 SP2. Refer to technote 2004584.

Automatic views: Removal of ClearCase foundation fails after addition of automatic view support. Refer to technote 1698313.

Automatic views: "Subtractive" install of snapshot view support renders client unusable. Refer to technote 1698358.

Before you upgrade servers that deploy web components, read technote 1572830. Specifically, refer to the section labeled "Avoiding Problems".

Before you upgrade to this release from ClearCase MultiSite 8.0.0.x (including 8.0) on servers that have feature level 6 VOB families, refer to technote 1609810 for important information.

If you have previously modified the ClearCase default extended naming symbol (@@) on any Windows 64-bit system, review technote 1618052. After upgrading to this release, you will need to reconfigure the symbol's value.

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for Rational ClearCase on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change History

What's new

For information about the new features and enhancements in Rational ClearCase 9.0.1, see New features and other changes in Rational ClearCase version 9.0.1.x .

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Technical Support

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Problems (APARS) fixed
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Document Information

Modified date:
23 September 2019