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rtc scm cli - how to unshare or delete a root folder

Stefan Hoffmann (14411520) | asked Aug 17 '12, 7:49 a.m.
edited Aug 17 '12, 7:54 a.m.
Simple problem, via scm command line I try to delete a root folder in a repository workspace.

I use (platform is linux) to login and load a repository workspace. layout is simple:


Then I delete via "rm projecttodelete", and start a "scm status", systems detects the missing project:

sho@linux:~/tmp/test> rm projecttodelete
sho@linux:~/tmp/test> scm status
Workspace: (1054) "sho test Workspace" <-> (1003) "test stream">
  Component: (1006) "test-source"
    Baseline: (1007) 1 "Initial Baseline"
      d-- /projecttodelete

But what now? A checkin does not work (normally you must use the parent directory when you checkin deleted ressources, that is not possible here).

I tried:
sho@linux:~/tmp/test> scm checkin projecttodelete
Problem running 'checkin':
"/home/sho/tmp/test/projecttodelete" does not exist.

This is right, as this it what I wanted.

sho@linux:~/tmp/test> scm checkin /projecttodelete
Problem running 'projecttodelete':
"/projecttodelete" is not shared.

I have not found any command like "unshare" (counterpart to share). The "-D" or "-S" parameter for checkin have no impact.

And here I'm stuck. I'm missing the CLI counterpart to "delete from repository" in eclipse. Any ideas?

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DJ Houghton (2663) | answered Aug 20 '12, 2:31 p.m.
This doesn't appear to be possible. I would recommend opening a work item requesting a fix.

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Stefan Hoffmann (14411520) | answered Aug 21 '12, 2:38 a.m.
Ok, thanks. I've created a defect for this.

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John Bayley (122) | answered Mar 10 '15, 3:16 p.m.
With version 5.0.2, I was able to successfully run:

    rm -rf dir_to_delete
    lscm checkin dir_to_delete
    lscm cs comment ...
    lscm deliver

Mind you, in order to be able to carry out similar operations in two different components, I had to load each component in its own sandbox. The RTC CLI appears unable to cope with changes being made to more than one component in a sandbox.

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