ClearCase: problem during build because "filename is too long"


Just found a problem during attempt to build a project that is deep within branches.

During cleartool get -to filename element_path command cleartool failed with "cleartool: Error: Operation "get cleartext" failed: Filename too long." error.

It appears as TeamCity uses cleartool get command instead of just updating a view and then using files it got from the ClearCase. Generally speaking it is a good idea. However it doesn't always work and that's especially true if you use branches and try to build a deeply branched version of the project.

Guess it would be a bug report.

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Hey I suggest that you try Long Path Tool.


It´s a great tool to to fix the message that say "The specified file or folder name is too long. The URL path for all files and folders must be 260 character..."


I used it and had a good and fast solution to my problem.


Highly recommendable.


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