[rancid] Re: Adding version tags into CVS/config files
rancid at gheek.net
Mon Sep 25 21:39:00 UTC 2006
Are you saying that @VERSION@ will return the version of rancid?
I am interested in knowing what the other core script versions are as well.
Where is the @VERSION@ variable stored?
Are the values in VERSION $Id: scriptname,v version?
-Lance <lance at gheek.net>
On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 02:27:13PM -0700, john heasley wrote:
> 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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