[rancid] [PATCH 0/2] Better subversion support, multiple fixes for Extreme XOS

Zenon Mousmoulas zmousm at noc.grnet.gr
Mon Nov 28 13:36:43 UTC 2011


my colleague Faidon Liambotis and I had been running rancid 2.3.2a8 on
Debian Lenny 5.0 (Linux 2.6.26, expect 5.43) since 2009. We use
rancid for configuration monitoring in GRNET (Greek Research and
Technology Network, the Greek NREN), among other things for various
Extreme Networks switches running XOS. We occasionally had to
introduce fixes and workarounds in clogin and xrancid, in order to
restore compatibility with XOS devices, usually after a XOS upgrade
would break something.
Recently we had to upgrade to Debian Squeeze 6.0, at which time we
decided to forward port our changes to rancid 2.3.6 and submit them
in hope they will be considered for inclusion in the rancid code base.
In retrospect it might be a good idea to split clogin for XOS devices
into a new script (xlogin?), however such an effort would have been
beyond the scope of what we afforded to do in this context.

We also submit a few changes to improve support for using subversion
repositories with rancid.

These patches apply independently against rancid 2.3.6.

Thanks in advance for your comments and feedback.

Best regards,
Zenon Mousmoulas

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