[rancid] Ignoring (Boot)Flash Changes (IOS and IOS XE) - Update!

Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 15:15:35 UTC 2014

On 23/07/2014 17:03, Mark Tinka wrote:
> Ah, and just to add, I'm running 2.3.8. Thanks.
> Mark.
> On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 05:02:44 PM Mark Tinka wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> I've been checking around and can't seem to find any
>> current solutionsk (most of the ones relate to earlier
>> versions of RANCID, and there have been some changes to
>> the "rancid" script since).
>> Would anyone know the currently accepted method to ignore
>> constant RANCID updates due to (Boot)flash changes on IOS
>> and IOS XE systems? Thanks.
>> Mark
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Hi Mark,

I made patches to deal with that exact thing. But, I'm no longer
employed at the company across the hallway from you so I can't look them
up right now. I still have friends there though and can call in a favour.

While we wait, you can give it a bash ourself, it's real easy. You edit
the script "rancid", look up the sub that's run for "show bootflash" and
add a check for the stuff to be ignored, something like:

next if <some regex>

Alan McKinnon
alan.mckinnon at gmail.com

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