[rancid] Rancid sending "diff -U 4" mails instead of actual diffs

Mircea Ionita mircea.ionita at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 08:38:11 UTC 2011

Hi guys,

I've been having a problem with rancid lately, that is, it is sending
mails containing "diff -U -4 -r1.437 <dev name>" instead of actual
diffs. I ran into this problem after I solved the initial issue, which
was that rancid was sending empty emails (solved, more or less, by
using the solution found on the group, which was to change the diff
option from "-u" to "-U"). Now the mails don't come as often (and as
empty) as before, but every time i make a change on a device, the
abovementioned is the only thing I get. I must add that in CVS the
diffs appear properly, as they should.
I'm sorry if this is a double post, and thank you in advance for any
help you can give.

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