[rancid] Changes in "show inventory raw" every night on Cisco 6509 chassis

Tyler J. Wagner tyler at tolaris.com
Tue Oct 11 15:55:14 UTC 2011

On 2011-09-21 18:50, john heasley wrote:
> Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 03:55:38PM +0100, Tyler J. Wagner:
>> I have a problem with rancid and one of my Cisco 6509 9-slot switch
>> chassis. I have two of them, nearly identical. One of them behaves normally
>> with rancid. On the other, the output of "show inventory raw" changes every
>> night. It is usually missing, some lines one night, then has them back the
>> next. So I get emails every night with:
> most likely a cvs problem; look for cvs errors in the log file for the group.
> otherwise, the device might not be displaying those lines reliably, though
> you see no problem in your manual test.

CVS seems fine, no errors in logs, no CVS lock files persist, "sudo -u
rancid cvs update -PdA" displays nothing of interest. Logs show CVS
generating a new revision.

Suppose my hardware is display changing output. How do I tell rancid to
ignore "show inventory raw" with respect to the nightly email or diff?


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