[rancid] Re: clogin bug setting prompt

Casey T. Deccio ctdecci at sandia.gov
Wed Feb 27 22:21:01 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 12:30 -0700, Lance Vermilion wrote:
> Did you notice this issue on any alpha versions?


I haven't had a chance yet to test the alpha version, but upon browsing
through the code, I saw the same problem with the setting of prompt.
I'll confirm that when I can.


> 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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