[rancid] xlogin possible unbalanced brace in comment

martyMusto martymusto at gmail.com
Thu May 14 16:03:51 UTC 2015

Just wanted to update the list before my mind melts from getting this

If the password of your device in cloginrc contains curly braces, the curly
brace password escaping mechanism will break causing clogin and or nlogin
to fail with the aforementioned expect error.

On May 13, 2015 4:07 PM, "martyMusto" <martymusto at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello All,
> I am receiving an error on both new(v3.2) and old(v2.3) unmodified RANCID
> nlogin and clogin.
> "Error: missing close-brace: possible unbalanced brace in comment"
> I am running expect 5.45 and Tcl 8.6.
> I haven't had a chance to test but I believe I need expect 5.43 and Tcl
> 8.4 (per shrubbery FTP) to get these scripts running without error.
> I didn't see anything of the forums or site about avoiding expect 5.45.
> The site only mentions you must use expect >=5.40 with latest RANCID 3.2.
> Going to try the shrubbery patched expect+Tcl tomorrow.
> Figured it would be worth it to post this.
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