[rancid] Re: Rancid Hung

Austin Schutz tex at off.org
Tue Jul 3 07:42:42 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 09:43:21AM +0800, Ho Siew Fah wrote:
> Hi,
> I encountered rancid hung after running the following command. I need to
> kill the rancid process in order to exit from this process.
> When I put this switch in router.db, I received many rancid hung emails from
> rancid. Upon checking, I found that the process of this switch hanged which
> caused my rancid could not be processed properly. I have to remove a lock
> file from /tmp folder and also this switch from router.db in order not to
> cause any processing problem for other routers.
> I am using expect-5.43.0_3 and rancid-2.3.1_2.
> Can anybody advise how to stop this process for being hung? I think this
> process should abort if there is any problem instead of hanging there.
> Thank you.

	You are running into the expect bug, and need to patch expect:



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