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

Daniel Schmidt daniel.schmidt at wyo.gov
Tue Nov 22 21:18:27 UTC 2011

Yeah, that does sound like a better idea

-----Original Message-----
From: john heasley [mailto:heas at shrubbery.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:59 PM
To: Daniel Schmidt
Cc: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: Re: [rancid] Spurious up/down messages - locale & sort

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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