[rancid] Re: Applying Expect Patch Manually

mv652 at softhome.net mv652 at softhome.net
Tue Dec 1 14:28:45 UTC 2009


Ok, I couldn't work out how to correctly patch the already-installed expect 
5.43.0-5.1, so I uninstalled it and tcl 8.4.13-4.el5 and used the 
pre-patched versions from your FTP site. 

They both seemed to compile and install fine. 

Unfortunately I am still have a 'freezing' with two CISCO 800 devices.  I 
have 3 catalyst switches (4948 and 3750) and two routers (2811) which work 

The only difference with the CISCO 800 is that there is a <username> 
<password> to login rather than simply a <password>. 

The log file from rancid-run shows:
clogin error: Error: TIMEOUT reached
<cisco-800>: End of run not found 

A clogin test shows: 

./clogin <cisco-800>

spawn telnet <cisco-800>
Connected to <cisco-800> (
Escape character is '^]'. 

User Access Verification 

Username: administrator


and then it just stays there.  I thought that maybe it was the expect bug 
mentioned on your website, but it seems the freeze is still happening. 

Could someone advise on what to check next? 



john heasley writes: 

> Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 11:30:30AM -0700, mv652 at softhome.net:
>> Hello,  
>> Please excuse this mail if this has been answered before, but I have 
>> completed a new rancid install and only need to apply the expect patch 
>> (running on Linux).  
>> Could someone please provide the syntax to apply the patch manually? 
> see patch(1). 
>> I'm running expect 5.43 on CentOS.  
>> Thank you,
>> Mario  
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