[rancid] Simple web-frontend for rancid files?

Gauthier, Chris cgauthier at comscore.com
Tue Oct 9 18:22:02 UTC 2018

I loved CVSweb in previous installations.  Now that I use Git for the VCS, there really is no “nice” and simple implementation (like CVSweb is).  I’m open to suggestions, as I do have to follow KISS for some of my colleagues who are not Linux experts (nor should they necessarily need to be).


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From: Rancid-discuss <rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net> on behalf of Andrew Biddle <andyb at the-space.net>
Date: Monday, October 8, 2018 at 3:16 PM
To: "rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net" <rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net>
Subject: [rancid] Simple web-frontend for rancid files?

I just installed rancid and found WebSVN to front-end it.   (About 5 years ago this is the setup I used, so it's what I'm sort of familiar with.)   I have rancid working, but I need a better front-end.  WebSVN is a little clunky (perhaps it's the way I've built it?) and doesn't have a simple way to just download a file.  It does a good job of displaying configs and comparing two versions.  But it I want to copy the file locally, I'm copy and pasting...  It also appears to be a dropped project, so it doesn't look like I should ever expect improvements.

Anything better out there?   I can switch over to git if there's a better interface in that direction.   The front-end needs to be web-based so that I can just point people to a URL.   It should have a means to compare various revisions...   and of course a means to pull the files down to your local system.   It doesn't need to support any sort of push from client to repository since that's something that I only want rancid doing...

Thought?   What are you all using?

Thanks in advance!
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