[rancid] prefix-list random order bug
heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Dec 16 21:56:17 UTC 2014
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 01:33:09PM +0200, Alan McKinnon:
> On 15/12/2014 21:08, Christopher J. Umina wrote:
> > Sorry, I should have clarified,
> > I'm using the 100% default rancid.conf (except LIST_OF_GROUPS, of
> > course), so ACLSORT is disabled.
It is not the default, unless fbsd changed it.
> > # uname -a
> > FreeBSD test.box 10.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE #0 r274401: Tue
> > Nov 11 21:02:49 UTC 2014
> > root at releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
> > # pkg info perl\* rancid\*
> > perl5-5.18.4_10
> > rancid3-3.1_1
> > This issue didn't occur until I upgraded to FreeBSD 10.1 and all
> > packages were upgraded. Not sure what the original version of Perl was,
> > but I have a feeling that's what broke things.
> You might be right. Somewhere around perl 5.14 or 5.16 the
> implementation of associative arrays (hashes) was changed. The order of
> keys for a given hash were randomly distributed but consistent from one
> run to the next. The change made keys always come out in a random order.
> I had to fix a few in-house apps at the time.
> It's possible your version of rancid relies on the old behaviour. I
> don't have a working install handy to investigate, but thought it worth
perhaps; my test boxes are all 5.14 and I do not see the problem. I'll
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