[rancid] Re: RANCID and CVSWEB

Ryan West rwest at zyedge.com
Thu Sep 10 13:24:32 UTC 2009


Looks like you're missing a trailing comma.

This is a working cvsweb install with RANCID:

@CVSrepositories = (
#        'local'   => ['Local Repository', '/var/lib/cvs'],
        'neteng'  => ['NetEng Devices',   '/usr/local/rancid/var/CVS'],
$cvstreedefault = 'neteng';

Also, I'm sure you don't want to hear this right now, but I would recommend WebSVN whenever you're ready to make the change from CVS.  It's a little unnerving when you convert, but I'm quite happy with the WebSVN interface and the development team there is more active.


-----Original Message-----
From: rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net [mailto:rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] On Behalf Of Chris Bell
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 9:17 AM
To: 'rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net'
Subject: [rancid] RANCID and CVSWEB

I spent the better part of yesterday, last night, and this morning trying to figure out how to get cvsweb to work with RANCID.  I'm running Redhat 5.x and have Rancid installed to the default directory path /usr/local/rancid.  For cvsweb, I am using 3.0.6-4.  In my cvsweb.conf (/etc/cvsweb/cvsweb.conf) I have this config:

@CVSrepositories = (
       'local'   => ['Local Repository', '/var/cvs'],
        'rancid'  => ['rancid', '/usr/local/rancid/var/CVS/']
#       'freebsd' => ['FreeBSD',          '/var/ncvs'],
#       'openbsd' => ['OpenBSD',          '/var/ncvs'],
#       'netbsd'  => ['NetBSD',           '/var/ncvs'],
#       'ruby'    => ['Ruby',             '/var/anoncvs/ruby'],

That path, points to the CVSROOT for Rancid.  When I browse to ...http://server/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/, the local repo is available, but there is no drop down box to go to the 'rancid' repo.  If I comment out the local repo in the cvsweb.conf, I get this error when trying to browse to the same url:

Error: No valid CVS roots found! See @CVSrepositories in the configuration file (/etc/cvsweb/cvsweb.conf)

This leads me to believe that there is not a permission issue on the .conf file, because if there was - changing by commenting out a repo would not make a difference.

Any idea on what I'm doing wrong?  Sorry if this has been covered, but I honestly couldn't find it anyplace that offered a solution.  Several discussions about it on the cvsweb list, but nothing that offered a solution.  This worked like a charm and out of the box with Ubuntu when I did it a couple of years ago -- but unfortunately I'm not able to build this box on Ubuntu, has to be Redhat.

Christopher Bell, CCNA
Network Operations Manager
Tower Hill Insurance Group, Inc.
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