[rancid] rancid not keeping the newly created .new file

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Wed Nov 2 19:40:17 UTC 2011

Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 11:13:05AM +0100, MALAPELLE, FRANCK:
> Hi John,
> Alurancid is fine, it can log in and create a file of the configuration :
> rancid at bt1shs08:~/bin$ alurancid -d routerA
> executing alulogin -t 90 -c"show chassis environment;show chassis power-supply;admin display-config;show system information;show redundancy synchronization" routerA
> PROMPT MATCH: "A:routerA#"
> HIT COMMAND:A:routerA#  show chassis environment
>     In ShowHw: A:routerA#  show chassis environment
> HIT COMMAND:A:routerA# show chassis power-supply
>     In ShowPwr: A:routerA# show chassis power-supply
> HIT COMMAND:A:routerA# admin display-config
>     In ShowConfig: A:routerA# admin display-config
> HIT COMMAND:A:routerA# show system information
>     In ShowSysinfo: A:routerA# show system information
> HIT COMMAND:A:routerA# show redundancy synchronization
>     In ShowRedSync: A:routerA# show redundancy synchronization

rancid would end with:
Done : prompt#exit

i don't know if you maintained this behavior in alurancid.

> The file is there with all the conf.
> However, when I run rancid-run I can see the .new file during the process but it then disappears...
> I just can't explain it.

alurancid is probably removing it because its not convinced that it got
the full output.

> Franck
> Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 07:54:08PM +0200, MALAPELLE, FRANCK:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm facing a really strange problem.
> > I have routers A and B; both are 7750 Alcatel routers. Except that router A was a Cisco before, we kept the same name.
> > I can run the alurancid / alulogin perfectly on both of these.
> >
> > However when I ran rancid-run only router B has a file with its configuration. Router A still has the cisco config file.
> > I then created a new group within rancid and started over, this time the conf file of router A is empty!
> the parsing of the received data is probably failing in alurancid.  see the
> group's logfile and dry alurancid -d hostname.
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