[rancid] Foundry STACKID

Jethro R Binks jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
Sat Oct 2 10:14:47 UTC 2010

On Fri, 1 Oct 2010, Jose Madrid wrote:

> I have a few Foundry FLS648's on which I currently run Rancid.  When 
> output the "show version" on this device, the STACKID line changes 
> everytime because it includes the uptime.  This means that a change is 
> picked up everything Rancid runs.  I have found the section of francid 
> which parses the output of show version, but not sure what exactly to 
> edit to make it ignore this line.  Any help?
> - !STACKID 1  system uptime is 21 days 17 hours 31 minutes 36 seconds
> + !STACKID 1  system uptime is 21 days 20 hours 31 minutes 31 seconds

I don't have this model, but assuming the STACKID number is useful to 
have, the line in the following line should fix this, which is certainly 
in my copy of francid, but not sure if it is in the current distribution 
(mines a bit of a mangled copy, and can't check the repository just now).  
It's in the ShowVersion function:

        s/^\s*(Compiled on)/SW: $1/;
        s/^\s*(\(\d+ bytes\) from )/SW: $1/;
        # remove uptime on newer switches
        s/(STACKID \d+)\s+system uptime is.*$/$1/;

So try editing francid to add the last line.

While we're talking Foundry, someone mailed rancid@ the other day with 
another Foundry-related patch and asked about others that had been sent; 
can you please make yourself known to me, thanks (I didn't keep the 
message, rashly).


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