[rancid] Upgrading rancid

heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Wed Jan 30 21:07:34 UTC 2019

Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 08:32:25PM +0000, Pedrosi, Derek G.:
> Is there an accepted method for updating RANCID?
> I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 (with SVN), and I believe it only supports 3.3, which I am running.
> Is it best just to install a fresh 19.04 Ubuntu and copy the old repos over the new server?
> If so, how is that best accomplished (I really have no clue)?
> Or do an in-place upgrade of 16.04 to 19.04?

I presume any of the above would work.  backup your rancid.conf before

One could also use the source tarball; just use the same configure options
that ubuntu uses (I do not know what those are, but it is not the defaults)
and install over-top of the existing installation.

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