[rancid] Spurious up/down messages - locale & sort

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Nov 22 20:59:14 UTC 2011

Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:45:59AM -0700, Daniel Schmidt:
> I really thought we had this one solved with the tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' but, as
> it turns out, a dash is < or > digit depending if you locale is POSIX  or
> en_US.UTF-8.  Cron runs as POSIX, so any manual updates have the
> possibility of generating spurious up/down diffs.  Unable to think of a
> good solution, I instead uttered profane words and implemented a quick
> solution.

probably belongs in rancid.conf rather than control_rancid.

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