[rancid] Repetitive RANCID Checks

Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
Wed May 14 07:51:42 UTC 2014

On 14/05/2014 07:59, Mark Tinka wrote:
> On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:57:18 PM Alan McKinnon wrote:
>> There's a setting for this in rancid.conf:
>> what is yours set to?
> # if ACLSORT is NO, access-lists will NOT be sorted.
> As you can see, currently commented out.
> My guess is uncommenting this and toggling between "YES" and 
> "NO" is worth a try, non?

As shipped, the commented value is the default. Toggling it is worth a
try, but is not likely to change anything for you as you haven't changed it

>> The upgrade may have overwritten
>> your config file.
> I only upgraded Perl. I've been running RANCID-2.3.8 for a 
> long time now, and haven't had this issue. Would Perl do 
> anything to RANCID?

Ah, my mistake. I read your mail as saying you'd also upgraded rancid.
Perl would only change rancid's behaviour if perl features that rancid
uses now behave differently.

A few routine questions?

Is there anything in your logs about this?

The rancid code that deals with prefix lists is

            && ProcessHistory("PACL $2 $4","$aclsort","$5",
                              "ip$1 prefix-list $2 $4 $5$6\n")
            && next;

Is yours still unchanged?

if you run "perl -cw <filename>" o each perl script in your rancid bin/
directory, does perlc omplain about any of them?

Alan McKinnon
alan.mckinnon at gmail.com

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