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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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How?

Installing a tool in a vob takes place in two phases:

  • The installation proper, to a local ClearCase client
  • The import from there into the vob

The import phase can often use clearfsimport, from the ClearCase distribution, but in many cases goes much easier with synctree.

The installation phase depends mostly on the way the tool is packaged and distributed. It is however often necessary to consider the import phase first, because it may influence the parameters used to configure the installation (the paths for a start).

We'll start with an example of a tool, the one we announced already in Chapter 1, Using the Command Line: perl. We'll try to generalize from it.

Example—perl installation under a ClearCase vob, with multi-platform support

Get a perl ...

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