[rancid] Rancid not updating

on at LEFerguson.com on at LEFerguson.com
Tue Oct 16 22:24:24 UTC 2018

Start by looking in the log file (usually in the rancid directory structure, try ~/var/rancid/logs (though I think depending on how installed it may be elsewhere).  Find the latest log, look at it, see what is happening.

If it's not there (i.e. no logs) rancid is probably not starting.  Restarting it depends on linux variant, but if a reboot is possible just reboot.

If the log is there and it gives an error, start with that as it should give a clue.  Post results if you need further help after seeing that.

There are also lots of debugging postings on the net (just try searching for rancid debug), indeed one technique is to follow the install instructions after the install where it describes how to test login, etc.


From: Rancid-discuss [mailto:rancid-discuss-bounces at shrubbery.net] On Behalf Of Larry Larsen
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:00 PM
To: rancid-discuss at shrubbery.net
Subject: [rancid] Rancid not updating


I am new to the company, and my predecessor had setup Rancid to collect all our configs and do the comparisons.  He also used CVS to display the configs on a webpage.  I have no experience with Rancid nor CVS and I was wondering if I could get some assistance.   Here is my issue.  I am a Windows guy, and am learning Linux.

I made a small change on one of my routers to SNMP, and wanted to see if Rancid would pick it up.  The date on the file still shows 7 months ago, and not the change I made earlier today.  We make changes almost daily for VLANS, etc, and nothing is showing updated.

The schedule to download and send config difference emails is every hour.  I have seen multiple emails, but nothing with my change in it.  I also went into the Rancid directory structure in Linux and the date in there is also 7 months old.  Is there anything you can do to assist?

Thank you!

Larry L.

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