[rancid] Rancid upgrade 3.2 to 3.9

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Sep 3 23:05:27 UTC 2019

Mon, Sep 02, 2019 at 03:45:28PM +0000, Nati Danan:
> Hello
> I am using Rancid for the last 3 years and would like to upgrade it now to latest version which is 3.9.
> Current version is 3.2.99  after upgrade of my colleague a year ago I believe.
> my Expect version is if it helps.
> I've downloaded the last tar.gz file  to the box and read the UPGRADE file which wasn't very straight forward for base version of 3.2.x.
> Would you please advise about upgrade process and what files should be backed up as we did some tweaks for some vendor files.

Fair.  I've added some text; lmk if I've missed the mark.

index b33f5ace..633bdac4 100644
@@ -1,10 +1,27 @@
+RANCiD 2.3 to >2.3
+Assuming that no other specifics in the sections below apply to your
+installation or environment, then upgrades should be straight-forward.
+       - review the CHANGES file for anything that may affect you,
+       - backup your current installation,
+       - optionally disable rancid's cron jobs and waiting for running
+         collections to finish.
+       - follow the quick installation instructions in the README, using the
+         same arguments to configure that were used for the previous version
+         (if any), and installing the new directly over the previous.
+       - it may be necessary to merge new .conf files (rancd.conf, lg.conf,
+         rancid.types.conf) with the existing files, which will not have been
+         over-written.
+       - re-enable rancid's cron jobs

I did not comment specifically about files to backup, as I feel that one
could be extra careful by backing-up everything or one could backup only
the files are locally customized (.conf & router.db files).

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