[rancid] Re: Pinning Moving Config Lines

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Jan 27 17:50:48 UTC 2009

Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:18:14AM +0100, Michael Stefaniuc:
> 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.

how so?  please show an example of the moving.

> 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?

We'd normally just sort it.

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