Workaround: How to Use the Jazz SCM participant with the Build Forge Agent Build Definition
Last updated: May 31, 2012
Build basis: Rational Team Concert 3.0
When using the Jazz SCM build participant with the Build Forge Agent engine and build definition, you may see an error in the build log along the lines of:
SET Reference to undefined variable: "JBE_WORKING_DIR" EXEC Unable to set working directory to '"JBE_WORKING_DIR"' (2). RESULT 4 EOR
The problem occurs because the Build Forge Agent integration requires certain build properties to be set in order for the Jazz SCM build participant to work.
Required Build Properties
|JBE_COMMAND||Set to the fully qualified path to the JBE executable, which will be jbe.exe or jbe.sh depending on the operating system. Note that the JBE path will be called from the Build Forge Agent machine, not the Jazz server machine|
|JAZZ_USER||Set to the Jazz user who will be running the JBE, and loading the source files from the SCM.|
|JAZZ_PASSWORD_FILE||Fully qualified path to the password file which has the password for the JAZZ_USER. The password file is generated by “jbe -createPasswordFile <file>”.|
|JBE_WORKING_DIR||The working directory from which the JBE command will be called. Note that this directory can be different from the Jazz SCM load directory. This is just where JBE will run on the Build Forge Agent machine|
These properties will have to be set either on the engine or build definition level in order for the Jazz SCM build participant to work with the Build Forge Agent build definition.
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