This technote identifies an issue where a rollback of IBM Rational ClearCase or IBM Rational ClearQuest 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 to version 7.1.1 from IBM Installation Manager reports unexpected messages prompting the user to overwrite existing files.
During an IBM Installation Manager rollback of ClearCase or ClearQuest 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206 to version 7.1.1 there are several unexpected messages displayed regarding confirmation of a file replacement. These are unnecessary messages that should not be displayed (see Important Note in the resolution section below).
Confirm File Replace
The target file exists and is newer than the source.
Overwrite the newer file?
Other files you may see mentioned in the above message include the following:
This issue has been identified as a product defect under RATLC01527256.
Diagnosing The Problem
Steps to reproduce:
- Upgrade ClearCase or ClearQuest 7.1.1 to 220.127.116.11 or later.
- Rollback 7.1.1.x to 7.1.1. During the rollback there are several unexpected messages that pop up regarding file replacements.
Resolving The Problem
Defect RATLC01527256 has been resolved in ClearCase 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
Important Note: If you are unable to apply the above fixes, for each dialog box displayed you must select the "Yes" option or the roll back will be incomplete. The 7.1.1 version of the product will have files that come from the later 7.1.1.x version. Selecting "No" or "No to All" may produce unintended results.
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16 June 2018