[rancid] The annoyance of whitespace changes.
will.miller at gtri.gatech.edu
Wed Oct 17 17:28:08 UTC 2007
Hey guys, I'm a newcomer, so be gentle.
I've looked high and low for a solution to this, but to no avail-- hence
my adding to your inboxes.
So, here's my problem. I have a device (specifically a firewall
services module in a 6509) being monitored by rancid. Much to
frequently, though (on the order of a few times a day), I get config
diffs mailed to me that contain a bunch of changes like this:
@@ -500,9 +500,9 @@
port-object eq 27002
port-object eq 27003
port-object eq 27004
port-object eq 27005
- port-object eq 27006
+ port-object eq 27006
port-object eq 27007
port-object eq 27008
port-object eq 27009
port-object eq 27010
Note that the only thing that changed is the whitespace before the
Try as I might, I can't figure out a workaround. I tried modifying
control_rancid from "cvs -f diff -U 4" to "cvs -f diff -w -U 4". This,
however, didn't change the number of emails coming in. It still printed
the header with no diffs listed:
retrieving revision 1.240
diff -w -U4 -r1.240 <IP>
(Yeah, that was revision 240... no, we don't change the config quite
So, any of you have any ideas why this might be happening or, failing
that, how I might work around it?
Thanks for any help,
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