[rancid] How to make SVN ignore select changed configs?

Matt Almgren malmgren at skyfire.com
Mon Oct 7 20:13:55 UTC 2013

Hi, we have a few f5's that are controlled with scripts that will bring a node in and out of the pool.   The problem here is that every time rancid runs, it picks up on this "monitor up/down" change and fires off a Rancid SVN change email.

Modified: trunk/network/rancid/SCA/configs/sca-lb001
--- trunk/network/rancid/SCA/configs/sca-lb001 2013-10-07 17:03:09 UTC (rev 2067)
+++ trunk/network/rancid/SCA/configs/sca-lb001 2013-10-07 19:03:03 UTC (rev 2068)
@@ -3539,7 +3539,7 @@
#       }
# {
#          node type pool member t
-#          monitor state up
+#          monitor state down
#          new session enable mon enabled
#          enable
#          inband inst disable

Based on this thread, I see there's a way to exclude some matching lines with CVS, but I don't see a way to do that with SVN – or at least not easily with the existing control-rancid script.


Here's the code in question in the control_rancid file:

if [ $RCSSYS = "cvs" ] ; then
    cvs -f diff -U 4 -ko | sed -e '/^RCS file: /d' -e '/^--- /d' \
        -e '/^+++ /d' -e 's/^\([-+ ]\)/\1 /' >$TMP.diff
    svn diff | sed -e '/^+++ /d' -e 's/^\([-+ ]\)/\1 /' >$TMP.diff

Has anyone any tips for modifying that svn diff line to exclude "^monitor state" from the compared files?

Thanks, Matt

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