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ClearCase Support: Another Common ClearCase Labeling Error Message

Here is another common error message in ClearCase when recursively labeling.

$ cleartool mklabel -nc -r TEST_LABEL .
cleartool: Error: Not a vob object: "./ FILE3.txt".
Created label "TEST_LABEL" on "." version "/main/2".
Created label "TEST_LABEL" on "./FILE1.txt" version "/main/1".

This error message is because there is a View private file or directory with the same name and path as the "FILE3.txt" element. This is what we call an eclipsed element. Therefore, the ClearCase make label command knows that there is an element with that name; however, it can not access any version of element to label. When the make label command tries to label the View private file, this error message is produced.

Fortunately, the make label command does continue labeling everything else, so you can ignore this error message if you do not want that element labeled. On the other hand, if you need to label this element, then you need to resolve the eclipse element issue with these procedures before re-labeling.

by Phil for Humanity
on 11/14/2008

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