false "changes in XXX routers" reports

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Oct 21 14:58:56 UTC 2003

Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 04:48:02PM +0200, Yuval Ben-Ari:
> thanks,
> rancid is run as cron job of user "rancid" whom has permissions to write
> to the files.
> also, the problem happens randomly and I can't find any pattern here.

iirc, when control_rancid runs, it actually uses temporary files which are
renamed to routers.{up,down}.  so, the directory must also be writable.

your safest bet/fix is likely;
	# cd ~rancid
	# chown -R rancid .

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