configuration management Questions

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.

Our organization is planning to implement CMDB for their operation. Please let me know the best CMDB tools in the market?


I need to give file permissions to a specific users only.

My steps:
Setting up new CC group.
Add new group to the CC profile of people who should access to files.
Add new group to VOB.
Change file protection to new group.
Defined permission 770 to files.

But users still do not have access the files!!!!

By Tomas Lundstrom - February 23, 20111 Answer

I will be doing an SCM related talk at a Japanese company site this spring. I realize I don't know much about the Japanese SCM scene (or Japanese software development in general for that matter).

Are there e.g. any differences to the processes and tools typically used in the west?

Thus, I'd like to get in touch with Japanese SCM/software engineers and other folks who are/have been working with software development in Japan.

Domo Arigato,

Hi Synergy experts...

I need help into understanding Synergy backend session. Doing a ccm monitor or ccm ps command provides me with details of how many process am i running on my Synergy Server.

What i wanted to learn is how this number affects my Unix box performance. We have had issues that there is a dramatic degrade in server performance due to too many running synergy process running.

I have created a little script to check there Synergy connection against my Oracle database. What I do is to kill INACTIVE process traced from oracle and map to unix process ids.

Anyone who have more knowledge how the proper process termination criteria should be?

By bbuttolph - February 21, 20112 Answers

Quiz: At any point in time, Diff-against-Backed and Revert-to-Backed refer to the same version.

a) True. The term "Backed" is used by both operations to refer to the version you started with, meaning from the time of your last update or promote operation.

b) False. Diff-against-Backed refers to the latest version in the backing stream regardless of your last update or promote operation. The version you're diffing against could be a newer version in the backing stream.

The correct answer is 'b'. AccuRev uses the term "Basis version" to refer to the version in the backing stream since your last update or promote operation. Hence, there's the option "Diff-against-Basis" to use this version. However, there is no Revert-to-Basis. Assuming there is a newer version in the backing stream, if you Diff-against-Basis and want to have that version in your workspace, you must Revert-to-Backed. Huh?

I realize that Diff is an exception to the rule that all workspace commands are relative to the last update or promote operation and that a Revert-to-Backed using the Diff meaning would not result in what most users would want. However, when you're trying to explain the terminology to a new team member new to AccuRev, amidst the glazed looks and smirks you invariably wind up apologizing for the complexity and just hope that they eventually "get it".

Would simply changing the menu option Revert-to-Backed to Revert-to-Basis be the answer, or is there a valid reason for this inconsistency?


By Glyn_Mo - February 21, 20114 Answers

I'm wondering if anybody knows when exactly a cache value is generated for a Synergy object?

Is a cache value for an object generated by simply opening viewing an object from the GUI, in addition to when you create an object and perform a "Use" on the object?

I've noticed that if a cache value for an object is deleted on the file system, viewing the properties of the object in Synergy still shows the object as having the CVID of the cache value deleted from the file system. Opening the said object from Synergy then re-creates the object in the cache on the file system.

If an object has its cache value deleted from the filesystem (as opposed to using clean_cache), is it possible that the same cache value could be used again by another object?

Is there a command specifically to cache/re-cache a Synergy object?

The reason I ask is that for deployment of code, our DBAs actually copy the object from the cache as opposed to copying it from a project workarea. This means that we cannot regularly run the clean_cache command, which we are desperate to do in order to reduce the backup time.

I wish to be be able to run the clean_cache command regularly as all Synergy documentation and people I've spoken to recommend, but be able to re-cache object when required for deployment.

If anyboy has any knowledge anout Synergy cache use in general, it would be very much appreciated.


By KimBann - February 16, 20111 Answer

Looking for input from anyone using Promotion Packages for Endevor.

Was it hard to implement?
How was this change viewed by your users?


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