[rancid] Rancid 3.4.99 not sending "x machines have not been contacted within x hours" emails.

heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Oct 11 21:11:36 UTC 2016

Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 03:58:50PM +0000, Remsik,Robert:
> Hello!
> I'm running a 3.4.99 Rancid installation version and while rancid is grabbing the configs and diffs correctly it is not sending an email notification if a device has not been reached for more than 24 hours.
> Looking at the code it appears as if this code block from $home/bin/control_rancid isn't being triggered.  It also appears as if the echoes aren't going anywhere.

look in the group's log for errors, such as sendmail not found.  And, 3.4.99
would be an alpha version, somewhere along the line SENDMAIL was added to
rancid.conf; make sure you have it set.  also, make sure that sendmail
actually works and that there isnt a ~rancid/dead.letter (meaning that
sendmail failed) or bounces in rancid's mailbox.

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