In ClearCase, is there any way to write config spec rules to point prior version to LATEST with out using LABELS.

ramanaraoeee's picture
ramanaraoeee asked on July 22, 2011 - 7:31am | Replies (5).

If i have 5 versions, config spec should point me to 4th version.

it should happen to all files, so i cannot use LABEL.

Thanks in advance.


5 Answers

jrep's picture
jrep replied on July 22, 2011 - 5:07pm.

Not sure I completely understand your use case, but you can write the config spec based on date/time, does that help? If you're using clear make and configuration records, you can also write the cspec based on a specified D.O.

ramanaraoeee's picture

Hi jrep,

Thanks for your prompt reply, but this is not what i am looking.

please see below example:
if a have a element with 3 versions like below.

file1@@main/3 --LATEST

now i should set config spec to point to file1@@/main/2

it is not only to this file, but to all files.

if one more version gets created to file1 i.e file@@/main/4, then it CS should point to file@@/main/3


martina's picture
martina replied on July 25, 2011 - 12:11pm.

why oh why do you need this?
There isn't a good CM practice that uses something like that. If you want to be able to go back to something, you baseline or label it.

jrep's picture
jrep replied on July 25, 2011 - 4:10pm.

I'm not aware of any way to do this.

ajitchandra's picture

I am a bit new to CC and have used CVS. Incase of CVS, we can update a local copy of any element explicitly to say version 2 using update option where are in CC / CCRC I don't that options.

i suppose we would have to use the config spec to

element -file <VOB-loc-to-file> /main/<revision-Number>

i would have to check it though...

Ajit G.

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