[rancid] Re: clogin bug setting prompt

Lance Vermilion rancid at gheek.net
Wed Feb 27 19:30:53 UTC 2008


Did you notice this issue on any alpha versions?


On 2/27/08, Casey T. Deccio <ctdecci at sandia.gov> wrote:
> Apologies if this is known already.  I am running RANCID 2.3.1 with
> expect 5.42.1.  In clogin there is a bug in setting the prompt
> appropriately for switches using the "xyz> (enable)" prompt (or any
> other prompts including characters with special regex meaning--besides
> brackets).  The parentheses from the $expect_out(buffer) are not escaped
> when the prompt variable is updated, so when "expect -re $prompt {}" is
> called, the prompt matches "xyz> enable" but not "xyz> (enable)".  I've
> attached a patch to clogin (it includes other characters too, just in
> case they may need to be escaped also).
> Regards,
> Casey
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