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Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

 
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Alex Green
Frequent Advisor

Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

Hi All,

I am having some issues with using ignite and clearcase. I currently I have a working ignite server but when I try to create a Network Recovery Image of one of our ClearCase servers the following message is reported and then the recovery fails.

pax: usr/atria/hp10_pa/lib/xprinter/fontmetrics/afm/gothicbbb-medium-83pv-rksj-h.afm : Link name is longer than 100 chars.
pax: usr/atria/hp10_pa/lib/xprinter/fontmetrics/afm/newcenturyschlbk-bolditalic.afm : Link name is longer than 100 chars.


Is there a fix to pax to allow longer filenames or is there a fix to clearcase so that the files are not needed.

I have installed GNU Tar to allow for largefiles but the problem still exists.

Thanks for the help in advance.

AG
"The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket." - Albert Einstein.
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T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor
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Re: Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

/*

The pax command that Ignite-UX uses internally has been
updated to fix some problems when dealing with symlinks and
hardlinks that are equal to or greater than 100-characters
(See pax patches: PHCO_16877/PHCO_16885 for details). Systems
that have symlinks with target paths greater than 100 chars
can now be packaged using "cpio" archives if they have this
patch (the "tar" standard format has a maximum link target
length of 100). The fix for pax has only been made for
10.20 and 11.00. The 10.01 and 10.10 releases still have
this problem.

*/

Thanks
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

check the release notes for 3.6 version of ignite

http://www.software.hp.com/products/IUX/docs/release_note_A.3.6.html

This is what is mentioned inside
/*
* When creating a system archive via make_sys_image(1m),
make_recovery(1m), or make_net_recovery(1m) commands, the
pax(1m) utility is used. You should install the latest patch
for pax on the machine where you will be creating your archive
(or running make_recovery). Without the patch, directory paths
longer than 100-chars will not be packaged. Also, in certain
circumstances, files which were hard-linked together will not
end up as links once the archive is extracted.

The patch numbers are:
10.01 PHCO_11975
10.10 PHCO_11976
10.20 PHCO_20388
10.30 PHCO_11978
11.00 PHCO_16885 or PHCO_20027
*/
Alex Green
Frequent Advisor

Re: Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

Thanks T.G.,

Will the patches apply to 11i aswell ??.

Also, how can I change the preferences to use cpio instead of pax.

Thanks
"The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket." - Albert Einstein.
Alex Green
Frequent Advisor

Re: Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

I have applied the equiv. patch for 11i on both the server and the client in question but the same error appears.

Are there any other patches.... I'm now looking in the patchDB.

Thanks
"The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket." - Albert Einstein.
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

Check the version of ignite installed on your machine
update to the latest one
3.6 version.
use these patches
PHCO_25418 for 11.00
PHCO_25393 for 11.11
PHCO_20388 for 10.20
Alex Green
Frequent Advisor

Re: Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

Hi,

I have applied patch:

PHCO_25393

And the same error appears, I'm presuming that there are no enviroment changes that need to be made.

I'm running the latest ignite version.
"The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket." - Albert Einstein.
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

/*
Why do I get an error from pax saying: linkname greater than 100 characters? I have PHCO_20388 installed.

This is confusing because of the ambiguous text provided in the patch. Under symptoms, it says:

1. Pax does not handle soft/hard links properly in ustar format if the file/link names have a length >= 100 characters.

The patch corrected a problem in handling link names that were >= 100 characters. These are still limited to less than 100 characters. If you have a link name that is longer, you will see the error message. Before the patch, this condition was not detected and pax would become confused. Now it is correctly flagged as an error.
*/

check the faq
http://www.software.hp.com/products/IUX/faq.html#recovery-a10
Alex Green
Frequent Advisor

Re: Using Ignite with ClearCase (Atria)

I have read the FAQ and I understand the changes made.

But, is there no fix or update to resolve this. I work in an enviroment with about 10 hp servers running as ClearCase clients/servers.

Which means, that if I cannot fix this problem, I have 10 machines un-supported.

Is the a patch to pax planned, to allow for longer link names.

Thanks again for all your help.
"The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket." - Albert Einstein.