[rancid] rancid-run won't get config login, `clogin` works, `rancid -d` does get config

bob watson bobthebaritone at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 10:10:57 UTC 2011


Not sure what aliases you are on, but a cron'd environment may not have the
aliases that you think you get.

Check you environment...print @ENV.



On 14 November 2011 04:16, Chris Wopat <me at falz.net> wrote:

> I'm attempting to add a device to RANCID that acts a as a Cisco
> device, but isn't. It's a unix server that responds to the cisco
> 'show', 'dir' commands and has a prompt that is cisco enough to have
> RANCID log in. Yes I realize that new device types can be written and
> that a wrapper sample script exists from 2005 or so. It's my personal
> preference to get things working this way. Info:
> All of the debugging that I have indicate that it should be working,
> but it simply isn't. Here's the gist of what I'm doing
> * RANCID logs in as unprivileged user. 'enable' is aliased to 'su -'
> * The user prompts are basic HOSTNAME>, HOSTNAME#
> * The root user has aliases for 'show', 'dir', etc to spit out info
> that I want (cat a few config files, ls /etc/)
> The testing I've done:
> I can properly log in to the device and become root (enable) using
> clogin. I can then issue commands, etc. I'm simply logged in as root.
>    su -l rancid -c 'clogin HOSTNAME'
> If I login using 'rancid -d HOSTNAME' it shows debugginfg info. The
> history file of the root user on the server shows that it has issued
> the appropriate commands. Additionally I can use the debugging info
> found elsewhere in the thread to get a .new and .raw file. The
> commands to get these debug files:
>    su -l rancid -c 'env NOPIPE=y
> PATH=${PATH}:/usr/local/libexec/rancid rancid -d HOSTNAME'
> I can view the .new and .raw files in the rancid home users's dir.
> Everything looks good.
> The only thing that does NOT work is:
>   su -l rancid -c 'rancid-run -r  HOSTNAME'
> The logs it creates in /usr/local/var/rancid/logs/ show:
> + date
> + echo starting: Sun Nov 13 10:34:21 CST 2011
> starting: Sun Nov 13 10:34:21 CST 2011
> + echo
> + [ -f /tmp/.group.run.lock ]
> + trap rm -fr $LOCKFILE;exit 1 1 2 3 6 10 15
> + touch /tmp/.group.run.lock
> + [ 0 -eq 0 ]
> + control_rancid -r HOSTNAME group
> Trying to get all of the configs.
> HOSTNAME clogin error: Error: TIMEOUT reached
> HOSTNAME: missed cmd(s): dir /all slavedisk2:,show rsp
> chassis-info,dir /all sec-slot2:,show diag,dir /all disk1:,show gsr
> chassis,dir /all sec-nvram:,show diag chassis-info,dir /all disk2:,dir
> /all sec-bootflash:,show spe version,dir /all slaveslot2:,dir /all
> disk0:,show install active,show bootvar,dir /all slaveslot0:,dir /all
> sec-slot1:,dir /all harddiska:,dir /all slavenvram:,show flash,dir
> /all sec-disk2:,dir /all slavesup-bootflash:,dir /all sec-disk0:,dir
> /all harddiskb:,show variables boot,show boot,show inventory raw,dir
> /all slavedisk1:,show env all,show module,show controllers,show
> diagbus,more system:running-config,dir /all slavedisk0:,show
> debug,show idprom backplane,dir /all bootflash:,dir /all
> sec-slot0:,dir /all sec-disk1:,write term,show vtp status,dir /all
> sup-bootflash:,dir /all slot2:,dir /all harddisk:,dir /all slot0:,dir
> /all sup-microcode:,show vlan,dir /all slavebootflash:,show
> controllers cbus,dir /all slaveslot1:,dir /all nvram:,show
> version,show vlan-switch,show redundancy secondary,show
> running-config,show c7200,dir /all slot1:
> HOSTNAME: End of run not found
> =====================================
> ..repeat for 4 rounds.
> Debugging on the server shows that the unprivileged user did
> successfully log in but root's history file doesn't indicate that any
> commands were issued, unlike when 'rancid -d' was run. What am I
> missing that would make this all work fine with `rancid` and `clogin`
> but not `rancid-run`?
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