[rancid] cvs issues after migration

Wijnand Modderman WModderman at asp4all.nl
Wed Mar 4 13:05:14 UTC 2009

Hello all,

I am not particularly familiar with rancid, but after migrating rancid to a new machine (identical rancid and CVS version), errors keep showing up at the rancid logs.

Running rancid produces this error in the logs (amongst other similair ones for other modules):

Trying to get all of the configs.
All routers sucessfully completed.

cvs diff: Diffing .
cvs [diff aborted]: could not find desired version 1.23 in /export/rancid/cvs/ABC1/routers.down,v
cvs commit: Examining .
cvs [commit aborted]: could not find desired version 1.23 in /export/rancid/cvs/ABC1/routers.down,v

ending: Wed Mar 4 13:10:38 CET 2009

When I take a look at the file stated by the CVS error output, it seems like 1.21 is the HEAD:
# head /export/rancid/cvs/ABC1/routers.down,v
head    1.21;
        start: rancid:1.1.1;
locks; strict;
comment @# @;

date    2008.;    author rancid;  state Exp;

I tried to reproduce the error by doing a manual CVS checkout, change a file, and run the diff command as executed by rancid (cvs -f diff -U 4 -ko) which Works perfectly fine.

How do I debug from here? Is my CVS corrupt, or does rancid somehow keep track of the version it has to diff against?


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