configuration management Questions

I'd like to automatically make activities obsolete either after they are delivered to Integration, or included in a baseline.

I can't see any clues around the net....
anyone tried or even considered this ?


What actually is the benefit of using Linux as ClearCase server instead of Windows? Is there even a big difference?



Did any of you ever see the version tree for the clearcase file like the below versions hierarchy ?

--------> 0 - 1 -3 -4 ( version numbers).

Version 2 is missing. I checked the history logs of the vob and the branch,but it doesn seems to be like removed. I ran the checkvob for the file, it says no misprotected or broken stuff.

If incase any of you experienced such scenario ever before, please share that experience with me.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Ashok Kumar S

Hi everyone,

I am trying to understand the StarTeam checkin model.

A colleague told me that you can check a file into StarTeam even though it has not been first checked out. Is this true and, if so, how is this different than adding a new file to StarTeam? Is StarTeam using an unreserved checkout model?

any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Bob Aiello

By MBH11 - March 18, 201113 Answers

First off, I am new here, and I'm not positive that I'm posting in the right section, so please bare with me. I'm sure there are many questions to come.

I am a new software CM. I just got tossed into the job. I was pretty much told that I would learn as I went. I am a civilian, but working with the Air Force. I am assigned to a new platform that doesn't have anything set up already, except for we know which CM tool we are using, which is Microsoft Visual Studio.

I was told this morning that I need to set up a numbering scheme for all software. I don't even know what that means, and no one seems to be able to give me any good direction.

Can anyone help me out and elaborate what this means? I would appreciate it SO much!

Hi everyone,

does anyone know of a tool to convert PVCS to TFS (including history)?

Bob Aiello

With the Harvest r12.1 you have to specify a port number when using/installing an agent.

So the question is what port should we be using? I started using 5101.

Only down side I can think of is that my broker couldn’t have an agent on that same port. Currently, the broker’s agent is only used for testing. That’s no loss; I could live without an agent on the broker. I’ve also already opened 5101 on the boxes behind the firewall so by reusing that number I could avoid the inconvenience of opening up another port.

I’m I missing something? What else should I be considering?

I need to do a join project in a command line, so it can be part of a script. I found no CLI for it.

Anyone did it ? Or, something like:

1. Create stream acording to several pears of component/baseline. menaning:
component1, baseline1
component2, baseline2
2. Create view on that stream

Doing it with joinporject GUI is great, but I need it to be transparent to the user, so he will only chose the pears.


I've done a search for this particular case and have found no resolutions. I have a developer who has a file checked out (reserved) in a snapshot view on his PC. He is currently out of town and someone else needs to check out that file. How can I as the vobadmin change that reserved checkout to an unreserved checkout?

If that cannot be done, how can that file be "unco"?

If I need to remove that checkout, will the following command remove all checkouts in that particular view?
[center]"cleartool rmview -tag -uuid <UUID> -avobs"[/center]

What command syntax would be used to just remove that checkout only?

Thanks in advance for responses.

A submitter opens an new item. Among all the fields on the form, Field A (unpopulated) is supposed to be visible but Read Only. The user selects the Submit transition and sends the form to the REVIEW state.

In the REVIEW state, Field A must appear as a Required field (that is, it must be populated by the Reviewer).

How do I make that happen?

I'm not the Mashups Admin, but here's the way he has it set up. Field A appears in the REVIEW state as Read Only.

Reviewer selects a transition. The form cycles. An error message appears that "Field A is required" and Field A appears as editable and required. NOW, the Reviewer can populate Field A. Reviewer then selects the OK button. Apparently this occurs because the attribute is set as "Required on Transition." How do we make it "Required BEFORE Transition."

Thanks for any and all help.


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