Question & Answer
What versions of Perl ship with IBM Rational ClearQuest?
Rational ClearQuest supports the use of Perl, and includes the module CQPerl as part of the product.
- Rational ClearQuest versions 7.0 and 7.1 supports CQPerl version 5.8.6.
- Rational ClearQuest version 2003.06 supports CQPerl version 5.6.1.
To verify the version of Perl that is installed with ClearQuest, type this command from a command prompt:
Note: It is also possible to add additional Perl modules of your own. However, ClearQuest can only provide support for the base CQPerl module that is shipped with the product.
In order to add additional modules, that module would need to be compatible with the supported version of Perl provided with ClearQuest. This module would then be used like any other Perl module, by adding a 'use' statement in the Perl script.
In order to make these new modules accessible to all ClearQuest uses, you would also need to copy the *.pm files in with your existing modules, located in these directories by default:
7.1: C:\Program Files\IBM\RationalSDLC\common\lib\perl5\5.8.6
7.0: C:\Program Files\Rational\Common\lib\perl5\site_perl\5.8.6
2003.06: C:\Program Files\Rational\Common\lib\perl5\site_perl\5.6.1
Linux and UNIX
Alternatively, you can modify your Perl library path ( use lib 'c:/pub/CQ/lib/perl'; ) to include the location of the new module.
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29 September 2018