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Rational Build Forge 7.1.2.1

Product Release / Trial | January 26, 2011
This is not the most recent version. We recommend Rational Build Forge 8.0.0.7 . This is made available for archival purposes and may contain bugs and/or security vulnerabilities. If you do download this version, it is being provided AS IS, without warranties of any kind, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We strongly advise you review the support pages for this version and update the product or take actions recommended therein. Security bulletins contain instructions for the security vulnerability addressed therein, and may require upgrading to a newer version. Link to security vulnerability blog: IBM PSIRT blog.

Rational Build Forge 7.1.2.1 Release Notes

The page mentions fixes and issues in IBM® Rational® Build Forge® 7.1.2.1 and IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere® 7.1.2.1 to be aware of.

APARs that are fixed in Rational Build Forge

The following fixed APARs are included in this Rational Build Forge milestone release.

APAR

Summary

PM05187 Build Forge UI has cross site scripting vulnerability
PM13351 Step shows --Default-- without a selector, however --Default-- is not present in the drop down
PM20879 Other setting can override _AGE if time is set shorter.
PM22097 "could not open MANIFEST.MH" error when sent more than 10 files through Eclipse BF plug-in to build
PM22338 "searching--case insensitive" cause SQLSTATE error
PM23852 Environment variable with pulldown cannot be set at project start to a value containing a double quote character
PM23987 Editable build tags revert to previous value after job is started
PM24089 RTC stays in "on progress" status, as ity does not know that BF is finished.
PM24150 Spaces embeded in adapter names result in wrong adapter being run
PM24271 Chain fails to spawn when the project uses two Tags and synchronizes 1 with the parent and 1 with a third (library)
PM24339 Running multiple builds intermittently results in multiple licenses being checked out for the same engine.
PM24391+ Page functionality does not work on drop-down list with more than 12 pages.
PM24396 _TIMEOUT is ignored if the value is 0 (unlimited)
PM24592 Env variables occasionally get undefined when a project is started with schedule
PM25590 BuildForge 7113/4 Incorrectly Displays Environment variables whose pulldown lists contain comma separated values
PM26060+ Access groups mapping DNs with record separators at the end cause the services layer to fail to start.
PM26666+ Projects with tag sync enabled cannot edit the tag number on project execution page.
PM27737 Buildforge could not delete temp files under /tmp after builds
PM29108 was_common_configure_jaas in import mode fails with an out of memory error

+ APAR fixed in 7.1.2 iFix 1.

APARs that are fixed in Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere

The following fixed APARs are included in this Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere milestone release.

APAR

Summary

PM24223+ RAFW attempts to start an application (app) on a webserver.
PM26686+ WAS_common_configure_J2c_resource_adapters action fails to update child references.
PM27086+ Files are overwritten when they are placed in the directory model of a cell.
PM29884 wve_common_configure_dyncluster_template_java_def action removes JavaProcessDef from target: RTC WI:19147.
PM30565 RAFW action WPS_61_INSTALL_WITH_ALL_FIXES fails with error win2003 64-bit.
PM30568 RAFW action IHS_61_INSTALL_UPDATE_INSTALLER Fails to execute on windows 2003 64-bit.

+ APAR fixed in 7.1.2 iFix 1.

Fixed issues

The following issues are fixed in this Rational Build Forge release.

  • A build with inline steps does not retain the BF_RESERVE setting on a server
  • Multiple server definitions for a single host can cause Failed status and jobs that cannot be canceled
  • Fields in Quick Report are missing
  • Reports in Quick Report cannot be edited
  • The management console does not work with the EN_GB locale setting
  • Access Group names start with 'Levels' and Build Class names start with 'Classes' when the locale is EN_GB
  • The only selector variable you can add to a selector is BF_NAME
  • Login page is not available on the Turkish version of Microsoft Windows XP

Rational Build Forge documentation corrections and known issues

Each section that follows is a corrected version of a section of the same name in the information center. In some cases, the corrected version might be only a portion of the section.

Oracle Client Configuration

Path in the information center
Installing and upgrading
> Pre-installation setup
> Database setup
> Oracle setup
> Oracle Client Configuration

Correction
(Removed mention of version 11.2 of Instant Client Package - Basic.)

  1. Install Oracle Instant Client on the Management Console host. You must install the 32-bit version, regardless of whether you are running on a 32-bit or 64-bit platform. Use only version 10.2 of Instant Client Package - Basic for your operating system. Download it from Oracle at http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/tech/oci/instantclient/index.html.

Oracle Client Example Configuration on Windows

Path in the information center
Installing and upgrading
> Pre-installation setup
> Database setup
> Oracle setup
> Oracle Client Configuration
> Oracle Client Example Configuration on Windows

Correction
(Changed 11.2 and 11_2 to 10.2 and 10_2.)

Example environment:

  • Instant Client - Basic at C:\instantclient_10_2, to use American English.
  • Oracle 10.2 on a Windows system at C:\oracle\product\10.2.0\db_1, installed to support international data

Variable settings on the system where the client and Build Forge are installed:

  • LD_LIBRARY_PATH includes C:\instantclient_10_2\
  • NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.AL32UTF8
  • ORACLE_HOME=C:\instantclient_10_2\
  • ORA_NLS10=C:\oracle\ocommon\nls\admin\data
  • PATH includes C:\instantclient_10_2\
  • TNS_ADMIN=C:\oracle\product\10.2\db_1\network\admin

Oracle Client Example Configuration on UNIX and Linux

Path in the information center
Installing and upgrading
> Pre-installation setup
> Database setup
> Oracle setup
> Oracle Client Configuration
> Oracle Client Example Configuration on UNIX or Linux

Correction
(Changed 11.2 and 11_2 to 10.2 and 10_2.)

Example environment:

  • Instant Client - Basic at /usr/local/instantclient_10_2, to use American English.
  • Oracle 10.2 on a UNIX system at /usr/local/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1, installed to support international data

Variable settings on the system where the client and Build Forge are installed:

  • LD_LIBRARY_PATH includes /usr/local/instantclient_10_2
  • NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.AL32UTF8
  • ORACLE_HOME=/usr/local/instantclient_10_2
  • ORA_NLS10=/usr/local/oracle/ocommon/nls/admin/data
  • PATH includes /usr/local/instantclient_10_2
  • TNS_ADMIN=/usr/local/oracle/product/10.2/db_1/network/admin