[rancid] proper way to delete or remove a group using a subversion repository

rancid at shrubbery.net rancid at shrubbery.net
Mon Jun 24 23:02:39 UTC 2013

Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 04:25:43PM -0500, Hinote, Scotty (MSFC-IS40)[NICS]:
> Hi All,
> I am using RANCID with Subversion and I have a couple of groups that are no longer being used. If I delete the unwanted group from the rancid.conf and move the group directory to another location to simulate deletion then execute a rancid-cvs and rancid-run, I still get a full copy of the removed directory when I perform a svn checkout. How do I properly remove the group from the main RANCID directory and from the Subversion repository so that it is no longer under version control? I did try to svn delete the group directory but I am informed that "." is not a working copy. I am worried that just moving (deleting) the directory and taking no further steps will cause some issues in the future with the Subversion repository. I am also using svnsync to store and offsite copy of the repository that I want to make sure is not corrupted by improperly removing a group directory.

if the group is not in LIST_OF_GROUPS or specified on the command-line to
any of the programs that take a group argument, then rancid doesnt care
what you do to the dirs - rm -rf group would be acceptable.

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