[rancid] Howto setup Rancid with Git on Debian?

Gauthier, Chris cgauthier at comscore.com
Thu Jan 11 19:14:53 UTC 2018

In my environment, we did it slightly differently.  My environment was this:

/var/rancid/rancid is a working local git checkout
/var/rancid/git/rancid is the local git 'master'
/var/rancid/git/rancid/hooks/post-receive has what you're looking for:
user at host# cat post-receive 

# ---------------------------------------------
# keep remote git copy up to date
# ---------------------------------------------


To make that work, you must run this command to add the remote:

     git remote add <REMOTE_GIT_SERVER> <URL_TO_REPO>

Docs for the remote add are at https://help.github.com/articles/adding-a-remote/.


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-----Original Message-----
From: heasley <heas at shrubbery.net>
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 9:53 AM
To: "Gauthier, Chris" <cgauthier at comscore.com>
Cc: "rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net" <rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net>
Subject: Re: [rancid] Howto setup Rancid with Git on Debian?

Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:20:20PM +0000, Gauthier, Chris:
> As for the Git part, rancid uses a local git server that it creates the folder structure for.  Each rancid group is its gets own Git repo.  The key is really the rancid config file.  Set RCSSYS=”git” and it will do the heavy lifting.  If you need the stuff to go to a remote repo, then you will need to make the local Git do blind commits to the remote repo.  That’s something one of my server admins took care of, so I’m not sure exactly how he did it.

Add a remote to a given rancid group: https://help.github.com/articles/adding-a-remote/
add to the rancid-run cronjob, a 'git push newremote'

	cd ~rancid/group
	git remote add foo giturl
	... rancid-run; cd ~rancid/group; git push foo

add a second push destination (remote should not require auth) to origin
and rancid will push to it each run.
	cd ~rancid/group
	git remote add foo giturl
	git remote set-url --add --push origin `git remote get-url --push origin`
	git remote set-url --add --push origin `git remote get-url --push foo`

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