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IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations by Tatiana Shpichko, Marc Girod

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Global types and admin vobs

We saw that types are vob specific, and also that config spec rules based on them actually use their names only. This situation is clearly suboptimal, and may be improved by using global types, that is, creating types with the -global flag, which allows one to set up hyperlinks of GlobalDefinition types. This affects the way types are locked, renamed, and removed (together). This, however, creates a relationship between vobs:

# Site 1 $ ct mklbtype -nc -global FOO@/vob/server $ ct mklbtype -nc FOO@/vob/client $ ct mkhlink GlobalDefinition \ lbtype:FOO@/vob/client lbtype:FOO@/vob/server

Describing the type in either vob will now show the same information: the one stored on the server side, i.e. about the global type:

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