[rancid] Re: Rancid configure error

Mahaffey, Brian bmahaffey at pelco.com
Tue Aug 25 16:22:51 UTC 2009

You are missing dependencies on your installation. CVS


You should try this website to get Rancid installed and the dependencies checked.



From siliconhotrom.com no it isn’t my website, I am not intelligent enough to code.


 Yum install perl
automake wget

I would go step by step on the rancid installation guide, if something doesn’t work, go back over the guide. Don’t skim through it as you will have problems.

Be aware that this is only for Rancid and does not cover CVSWEB, SVN, or SSH.


Here is another guide to install Rancid manually.




From: rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net [mailto:rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] On Behalf Of Mathiruban Rajagopal
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:09 PM
To: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: [rancid] Rancid configure error


Dear Team,


I am configuring Rancid on HP DL380 server.

When I used rancid-cvs command to create the /usr/local/var/networking/ directory and its associated database and network device list files, I am getting an error that cvs command not found.


[rancid at rancid ~]$ /usr/local/rancid/bin/rancid-cvs 
/usr/local/rancid/bin/rancid-cvs: line 98: cvs: command not found


When I checked the log, it say " there is no version here; do 'cvs checkout' first"

[root at rancid logs]# more networking.20090820.090101
starting: Thu Aug 20 09:01:01 IST 2009

cvs status: cannot open CVS/Entries for reading: No such file or directory
cvs status: use `cvs add' to create an entry for
cvs add: in directory .:
cvs [add aborted]: there is no version here; do 'cvs checkout' first
cvs added missing router

Trying to get all of the configs.
All routers sucessfully completed.

cvs diff: in directory .:
cvs [diff aborted]: there is no version here; run 'cvs checkout' first
cvs commit: in directory .:
cvs [commit aborted]: there is no version here; run 'cvs checkout' first


Pls help me.

Thx & Rgds,


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