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what is the role of software builds like private, integration and release builds in software development life cycle? What kind of documentation is required at build level? Can i allocate version no to a build and when version allocation came into action?


I am trying to passwd the number of redhat release into the file:


    - name: To get the RHEL Release

      shell: cat /etc/redhat-release | awk '{ print $7 }' |cut -c1

      register: RH_REL


    - shell: touch /etc/yum.repos.d/wfpatch.repo

    - shell: echo [RHEL-{{ RH_REL }}-2020_{{ WW }}-OS] > /etc/yum.repos.d/patch.repo




but instead of just 1 number that should be = 6 or 7 (we run only rhel6 or 7)  , so instead I am getting all 


ok: [dmzpnet6.wellsfargo.net] => {

    "RH_REL": {

        "changed": true,

        "cmd": "cat /etc/yum.repos.d/rh_rel",

        "delta": "0:00:00.003045",

        "end": "2020-01-31 18:26:06.342559",

        "failed": false,

        "rc": 0,

        "start": "2020-01-31 18:26:06.339514",

        "stderr": "",

        "stderr_lines": [],

        "stdout": "7",

        "stdout_lines": [







how I can pass only 6  or 7   based on SO release ?

We may need to switch from our long standing, 20+ years use of PVCS VM to GIT.  CM would like to maintain a Master repository with no branching but allow the developers the freedon to do so bur then merge back into the master.  Also are their resources available on pulling information from GIT repository for reports as in a list of files, revisions and change dates for each baseline?  Is their any formal training available for GIT and setting it up?  Thanks for any guidance on this.

Tools like JIRA, Service Now for Incident management, I'm looking for a software platform that will keep track of all related documentation, test plans, user sign offs etc... But what I have not been able to find and is critical for me is a Parent - Child, Child - Child relationship of all changes.

Such as:

CR12345 - is the parent record

  CR12345A - is a child record to CR12345

     CR12345A1 - is a child record of CR12345A

CR12345B is a child record to CR12345

Has anyone seen software that can support this? 

We are using SYNERGY source control.

The requirement is , after the coder has done the changes, it has t be tested by the tester and only  upon testing completion, the code should be delivered to source control repository.

it is like A jonkins job for testers where the coding tasks will be given as input parameters and it takes care of deployment in he test environment. after the 'testing' success, the developer will be asked to 'commit' thier changes permenantly. Please hellp me how this process can be implemnted in synergy

I'm the Configuration Manager for a large enterprise project. I was added to the team after around 8 months worth of developement/staging had already taken place. We're working toward a short-term ATO, and PMO is looking to baseline our applications. My argument is that we're not ready to baseline, as we're still in developemnt. No configuation items are recorded in Remedy, the Change Managemnet process isn't fleshed out (as that is also my tasking), and we have no historical records that I can find for how are architecture came to this point. Simply, here, this is version one, and now start documenting from this point forward.  Am I worng in my push-back on this stance? Shouldn't I first work to identify the CIs and their historical changes (as best as I can documnet)? Further info: this system will be the subject of an offical audit, not just my configuration audit.

The transition from programmer to the manager is made additionally treacherous by the dramatic difference between what made us successful as programmers and what it takes to successfully manage others. The fact that few programming managers receive management training before they start managing further complicates the transition. Not to mention that the approaches to management—managing people in every role and domain—continue to dramatically evolve. This rapid evolution leaves us bewildered and stranded without an adequate supply of role models to follow.

With help of Oracle Virtual Box provider, how we can create our own customized vagrant box with in-house tools?

 How to Choose the Best Automation Testing Tool and what are the features we have to consider in that tool 

I am looking for the UCM_BLOCK_ACTIVITY trigger for ClearCase and there are lots of referrals to CMCrossroads. Unfortunately, nothing is here. Suggestions?

In CA SCM Harvest Workbench, Version 12. 1..1.141 We face below error while check our or promoted. not always but frequently. what should be done to overcome this issue ? I tried to reinstall PEC in user maching, but it didnt fix. Any solutions ??

E0306003e: Could not connect to Broker: /pt_HBroker://r62dp10/0/haprd5 (Error Code = -307)


Trying to connect to dimensions (10.1) thru desktop client, it throws "Failed to connect to the dimensions Server"  error


The trace log is give below

$ cat DMPOOL_root_3014772_20170202T093401.log

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:01 I P3014772 T1 -service pcms_sdp -user dmsys -dsn [email protected] -min 5 -max 120 -initial 5 -free 5 -idle_timeout 300 -session_timeout 3600 -tracedir /dimensions/10.1/cm/dfs/trace.20150929 -trace

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:01 T P3014772 T515 bind to port 671, attempt 1

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:01 T P3014772 T515 Listening for remote connections on port 671, descriptor 6

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:01 I P3014772 T515 Successfully disabled automatic heartbeats

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:01 T P3014772 T515 Completing DSN for Oracle.

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:01 T P3014772 T515 Starting /dimensions/10.1/cm/prog/dmappsrv for dmsys (uid=10,gid=1001)

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:01 T P3014772 T515 socketpair 9, 10

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:01 T P3014772 T515 fork/execl /dimensions/10.1/cm/prog/dmappsrv, ctrl 9, pid 16187854

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:09 E P3014772 T515 Application server initialization failed, process 16187854

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:09 T P3014772 T515 CDBSProcessImpl::~CDBSProcessImpl() for process 16187854

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:09 E P3014772 T515 DBS Pool manager startup error

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:09 E P3014772 T515 Cannot initialize session manager

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:09 T P3014772 T1 Listener shutdown incomplete

DMPOOL 2017/02/02 09:34:09 T P3014772 T1 Exiting

$ cat DMLSNR_root_3604838_20170202T093401.log

DMLSNR 2017/02/02 09:34:01 I P3604838 T1 Starting pool manager /dimensions/10.1/cm/prog/dmpool

DMLSNR 2017/02/02 09:34:01 T P3604838 T1 Starting /dimensions/10.1/cm/prog/dmpool for current user (uid=0,gid=0)

DMLSNR 2017/02/02 09:34:01 T P3604838 T1 socketpair 5, 6

DMLSNR 2017/02/02 09:34:01 T P3604838 T1 fork/execl /dimensions/10.1/cm/prog/dmpool, ctrl 5, pid 3014772

DMLSNR 2017/02/02 09:34:09 T P3604838 T1 Pool manager shutdown, exiting

DMLSNR 2017/02/02 09:34:09 T P3604838 T1 Exiting


Can someone help to fix this issue?





What steps must the CM Manager perform to properly complete a CM project?

Am working in a old project which has many hg subrepos which seems to be problematic. Am planning to remove subrepos and move to main repository. Is there any better approach to do the same or any tools? Also want to maintain the same metadata and not interested to add all subrepo as single commit to main repository.

I am looking to established a good CM Baseline, and I need some reference material that walks me through successfully establishing and maintaining a good CM Baseline

Project is 1.3 Gig and sync times out with status "A comment is required to check in object(s)"

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