[rancid] Re: Dell PowerConnect 5316M device archival in 2.3.3

Eric Cables ecables at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 21:44:56 UTC 2010

An unsupported, or "use at your own risk," modules section on the FTP site
would certainly make finding these easier, and allow for a central
repository that will remain up as long as RANCID is supported.  As it stands
now they are hosted on various FTP/Web servers, which will probably be
broken links as time goes by.

-- Eric Cables

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 2:25 PM, john heasley <heas at shrubbery.net> wrote:

> 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
> > released).
> >
> > 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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