[rancid] Re: Adding version tags into CVS/config files

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Mon Sep 25 21:27:13 UTC 2006

To me, the more interesting bit is just the release, not the CVS revision.
That is simple as replacing @VERSION at .  Also, hpuifilter -v will report
the version.

Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 05:00:28PM -0400, Burton Windle:
> On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Lance Vermilion wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I have seen the question "What version of (rancid/clogin/etc) am I 
> > running?" come up a few different times. I know that each script has its 
> > own version etc. It would be nice to have something like what is below 
> > add at the top of each config. This would make it extremely clear what 
> > was used to collect the configs and what versions are being used.
> >
> Speaking from experience as one of those people who has recently asked 
> that same question...
> I checked the rancid script for a -v, -V, or --version argument first, 
> then went searching the text of the script for a (non-CVS) version. I 
> never thought of checking the CVS repo for the RANCID version; having an 
> argument to the program (or in this case, the script) and have it spit out 
> the version would be, IMHO, very handy (and more in-line with other Unixy 
> apps, so more likey to be stumbled upon by the typical admin).
> Having to dig in the CVS repo is, I would think, unlikey to get found 
> without some handholding, be it FAQ or list.
> -- 
> Burton Windle                           bwindle at fint.org
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