[rancid] Re: FreeBSD 7.0 + Expect 5.43.0 -- Do I need to patch expect?
peter.serwe at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 02:56:01 UTC 2008
I'm using tcl and tk 8.4.19 and the patched version of expect 5.40.1
on two different installations. I would recommend rebuilding tcl, tk,
expect, and then rancid
and I'm relatively certain the behavior will disappear.
This is, by the way, on a pair of CentOS 5.2 systems. One of them was
4.7 until a recent
drive failure without good backups caused me to rebuild it into a 5.2
box on a new drive and
rebuild all of the software on it.
On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 6:25 PM, Eric Cables <ecables at gmail.com> wrote:
> Would upgrading to tcl8.5 be a potential solution? Reading through the old
> expect threads it indicated that the problem may be with Tcl itself. Right
> now the system is running tcl-8.4.19.
> -- Eric Cables
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 6:10 PM, Eric Cables <ecables at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This problem has made a resurgence this week, crashing out every night and
>> sending the CPU on the box that RANCID runs on sky high. I end up killing
>> the hung expect processes manually, but instead of staying constant it
>> appears to be getting worse (dang growing environments).
>> Any suggestions are welcome...
>> -- Eric Cables
>> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Russell Jackson <raj at csub.edu> wrote:
>>> Eric Cables wrote:
>>> > I've been running into this problem quite frequently, about once a week
>>> > or
>>> > so rancid will hang for no apparent reason, and until I kill the
>>> > process it
>>> > will remain hung. I've read in the archives that Linux & Solaris have
>>> > a
>>> > problem with expect that requires a patch, but does this also include
>>> > FreeBSD?
>>> I've been running rancid on FreeBSD 6.2 without issue for some time. I
>>> haven't had any
>>> hangs with respect to expect. I haven't tried it on FreeBSD 7.0 yet.
>>> $ uname -a
>>> FreeBSD svn.csub.edu 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jul 13
>>> 19:38:42 PDT 2000
>>> rjackson3 at thor.csub.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/THOR i386
>>> $ pkg_info | egrep 'tcl|rancid'
>>> expect-nox11-126.96.36.199 A sophisticated scripter based on tcl/tk
>>> rancid-local-2.3.2a7_1 Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ
>>> tcl-8.4.19,1 Tool Command Language
>>> I'm running a locally patched version of the rancid port to silence cisco
>>> diff noise (STP
>>> costs et al).
>>> $ diff -ur net-mgmt/rancid-devel local/rancid
>>> Only in local/rancid: .svn
>>> diff -ur net-mgmt/rancid-devel/Makefile local/rancid/Makefile
>>> --- net-mgmt/rancid-devel/Makefile Mon Dec 31 06:28:08 2007
>>> +++ local/rancid/Makefile Mon Feb 25 15:56:16 2008
>>> @@ -10,7 +10,6 @@
>>> PORTREVISION= 1
>>> CATEGORIES= net-mgmt
>>> MASTER_SITES= ftp://ftp.shrubbery.net/pub/rancid/
>>> -PKGNAMESUFFIX= -devel
>>> MAINTAINER= janos.mohacsi at bsd.hu
>>> COMMENT= Really Awesome New Cisco confIg Differ
>>> Only in local/rancid/files: .svn
>>> Only in local/rancid/files: patch-bin::cat5rancid.in
>>> Only in local/rancid/files: patch-bin::clogin.in
>>> Only in local/rancid/files: patch-bin::rancid.in
>>> Only in local/rancid: pkg-message
>>> Russell A. Jackson <raj at csub.edu>
>>> Network Analyst
>>> California State University, Bakersfield
>>> The greatest productive force is human selfishness.
>>> -- Robert Heinlein
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