[rancid] rancid 2.3.4 sending empty emails "Routers changed to down:" [SOLVED]

Iñaki Martínez Díez imd at acens.com
Tue Jan 25 07:34:06 UTC 2011


 Thanks to john heasley this problem is SOLVED!!!!!

 The problem was that my system Debian the parameters "-u -4" was obsolete
and the diff command tells we must use "-U 4".


El 24/01/11 18:59, "john heasley" <heas at shrubbery.net> escribió:

>>>>  Since I upgraded to rancid 2.3.4 I receive (not always but very
>> >> this kind of empty emails:
>> >>
>> >> "Routers changed to down:"
>> >this is most likely a problem with the configure script choosing the
>> >options for diff(1).  check what it chose in control_rancid.  i believe
>> >this is fixed in more recent versions.
>> Lines with "diff":
>> 207: diff -u -4 routers.all routers.all.new > /dev/null 2>&1; RALL=$?
>> 211: diff -u -4 routers.down routers.down.new > /dev/null 2>&1; RDOWN=$?
>> 215: diff -u -4 routers.up routers.up.new > /dev/null 2>&1; RUP=$?
>> 459:     cvs -f diff -u -4 -ko | sed -e '/^RCS file: /d' -e '/^--- /d' \
>> 460:     -e '/^+++ /d' -e 's/^\([-+ ]\)/\1 /' >$TMP.diff
>> 462:     svn diff | sed -e '/^+++ /d' -e 's/^\([-+ ]\)/\1 /' >$TMP.diff
>see PATH in rancid.conf.  does the diff that would be used as a result of
>that PATH support options -u and -4?

Iñaki Martínez Díez
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