[rancid] Re: Dell PowerConnect 5316M device archival in 2.3.3
heas at shrubbery.net
Wed Mar 24 21:25:38 UTC 2010
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 05:06:40PM -0700, Eric Cables:
> After a quick search through the archives, I came across this link (
> http://www.rickyninja.net/rancid/), which quickly allowed me to archive a
> couple Dell PowerConnect switches that I inherited. I am currently running
> 2.3.2, but after checking the latest 2.3.3 tarball it doesn't appear to have
> native Dell integration. This also makes me wonder if the other changes
> I've made over the years through community based patches (SAN-OS support,
> for example) will be supported once moving to 2.3.3 (once it is officially
> Is it possible to add in the dlogin/drancid/fe-rancid updates found in the
> above into the 2.3.3 release? Are other community based patches generally
> incorporated into the next release, or is that not common practice?
I won't import patches or new modules that I can't verify somehow because
they become support burdens for me - only occasionally is a contributed
module 95%+ functional and if i dont have that h/w myself, its really
difficult to help with problems. riverstone and netscreen for example.
nothing against their authors; consider my side of it.
someone else, you, verifying that the module works is great. I'd like to
see o/p and .raw files from a few folks, w/o stuff removed (change things
like password crypts to something similar but equal syntax), to help
ensure everything is covered. then try to make sure that error cases are
handled. please share your o/p.
i'm happy to make an unsupported section of the ftpsite for unproven
modules, if folks would like to send them to me.
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