[rancid] "rancid -d <devicename>" works, but "rancid-run <groupname>" does nothing

Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
Wed May 14 15:09:50 UTC 2014

On 14/05/2014 11:19, Olivier Boudry wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed rancid 2.3.8 and configured it as described in
> http://www.routereflector.com/2013/09/configuration-versioning-using-rancid/
> I can get bin/clogin to work for all my devices. bin/rancid -d will also
> work and create me a localfile called devicename.new and containing the
> full configuration, but when I try to run the full group of devices
> "gb1", nothing happens.
> The group is defined in etc/rancid.conf as LIST_OF_GROUPS="gb1"
> (uncommented). I ran rancid-cvs which created the var/gb1 folder, and
> edited var/gb1/router.db which looks like this:

The separators must be colon ":" not pipes "|"

That howto you are following is just flat-out wrong (or it's author is
using a locally modified rancid and forgot that he did that)

The rancid tarballs ship with decent install docs that describe
everything nicely, rather use those in preference to anything else.

Alan McKinnon
alan.mckinnon at gmail.com

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