[rancid] Pinning Moving Config Lines

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at redhat.com
Tue Jan 27 10:18:14 UTC 2009

Hello guys,

is there an easy way to assign a fixed position to config lines that
move around during two invocations of "write term"?

In the Cisco SAN-OS devices the "callhome" config line moves between the
front and end of the "fcalias name" sections producing bogus change reports.

The solutions I see on a quick glance (none satisfactory):
- The absolute easiest way would be to just drop the line but for this
  config line it doesn't seem like a wise idea.
- In the WriteTerm function create a separate ProcessHistory
  "fcalias name" section with sorting and add "callhome" to that section
  too. Drawback is that I would have to parse the "fcalias name"
  sections correctly too.

Does anybody know a nicer way to pin the moving config line down?

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