[rancid] Re: CVS problem

Mike Ashcraft mashcraft at omniture.com
Fri Aug 22 22:23:08 UTC 2008

This is caused by the files in the config directories that were created by rancid-run not being originally checked out from the local instance of CVS.


run ‘cvs update’ as the rancid user in the config directory for every group and then run bin/rancid-run  again to get the current configurations from the devices.  


If that doesn’t work, it is hard to guess what other things may be wrong/not working so it would be easiest to roll back to a clean install and then copy your .cloginrc and router.db files back in.  The main purpose of this would be to re-install and properly configure your CVS repository.


From: rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net [mailto:rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] On Behalf Of Todd Heide
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 1:45 PM
To: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: [rancid] CVS problem


I have a server in production now that did at one time run Rancid, but was put aside while other servers were worked on. Now I have it in production, our main server that ran Rancid is dead, drive failure, and the CVS configs are gone, but the rest of the files are intact. I moved the .cloginrc file to the new server, which did run Rancid 13 months ago on a test basis, and has a list of configs. I ran bin/rancid-run, got a few timeouts, but those are mainly due to firewalls that I have to allow access to from this server.


Problem I have encountered is, Rancid is working, but not updating the configs in CVS. Tail of the group files is


cvs diff: Diffing .

cvs diff: Diffing configs

cvs commit: Examining .

cvs commit: Examining configs

ls: x.x.x.50: No such file or directory


I got this with both .cloginrc files. Where can I locate the file to edit this out, or what the heck is is it and where the heck do I fix it? 

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