[rancid] rancid not keeping the newly created .new file

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri Oct 28 20:12:57 UTC 2011

Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 07:54:08PM +0200, MALAPELLE, FRANCK:
> Hi,
> I'm facing a really strange problem.
> I have routers A and B; both are 7750 Alcatel routers. Except that router A was a Cisco before, we kept the same name.
> I can run the alurancid / alulogin perfectly on both of these.
> However when I ran rancid-run only router B has a file with its configuration. Router A still has the cisco config file.
> I then created a new group within rancid and started over, this time the conf file of router A is empty!

the parsing of the received data is probably failing in alurancid.  see the
group's logfile and dry alurancid -d hostname.

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