[rancid] problem with rancid crontab

Alexander Griesser AGriesser at anexia-it.com
Tue Oct 3 13:16:19 UTC 2017


You can set the CWD to ~rancid first and then execute "rancid-run", but this is (at least to my experience) not necessary if the home directory for your rancid user iss et properly in /etc/passwd.
What does `grep rancid /etc/passwd` return on your system? Is /var/rancid liste das the home directory for this account?


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Von: Rancid-discuss [mailto:rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] Im Auftrag von Vacheslav
Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. Oktober 2017 14:23
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Betreff: [rancid] problem with rancid crontab

I configured crontab as root as such:
0                             */6 *   *   *                          rancid                   /usr/bin/rancid-run
# Clean out config differ logs5
0                             23  *   *   *                           rancid                   /usr/bin/find /var/rancid/logs -type f -mtime +2 -exec rm {} \

But an error is logged:
clogin error: Error: password file (//.cloginrc) does not exist
I do not understand what the path // is. The .cloginrc file is in /var/rancid
Or is it absolutely necessary to run cron as user rancid?
p.s I'm using rancid 3.7
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