[rancid] Problem with hpuifilter on RHEL6 and glibc-2.12-1.47.el6.x86_64

Andy Cobaugh phalenor at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 17:26:36 UTC 2012

On 2011-12-23 at 19:46, heasley ( heas at shrubbery.net ) said:
> Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 04:37:10PM -0500, Andy Cobaugh:
>> Hey folks.
>> We recently saw a problem crop up with hpuifilter on RHEL6 (well,
>> Scientific Linux 6.1) when glibc/glibc-common got updated.
>> We're running RANCID 2.3.6 with git extensions. The problem only happens
>> with HP switches, so I'm thinking this is a problem in hpuifilter
>> somewhere, but maybe it's in tcl/expect/ssh.
>> The problem exists with glibc-2.12-1.47.el6.x86_64, but not with
>> glibc-2.12-1.25.el6.x86_64, which came from 6.1 FCS. I'm not sure what
>> version we were running before the update.
>> The diff outputs we're seeing look something like this:
>> -aaa port-access authenticator 8 client-limit 1
>> -aaa port-access authenticator 9 quiet-period 30
>> +aaa port-access authenticator 8 client-laaa poaaa port-access authenticator 9 quiet-period 30
>> -;Image: stamp:    /sw/code/build/cod(cod11)
>> +;Image: ^[[24magemage stamp:    /sw/code/build/cod(cod11)
>> -ip default-gatew.1.1
>> -sntp sesntp server
>> +ip default-gateway
>> +sntp server
>> It's completely random which switches show this behavior, but all of them
>> tend to flip-flop between ok and not ok, and we have enough switches that
>> we get an email every time RANCID runs.
>> I'm not sure where else to look. Open to suggestions.
> are you sure that your have rancid 2.3.6?  hpuifilter had been patched to
> avoid some internationalized string functions which didnt like the 8 bit
> chars of the screen handling codes.  perhaps something else has contracted
> this disease, but first please check that you really have 2.3.6.


Anyone have a chance to look at this? We are definitely running the latest 
rancid, but the problem only exists with the newer glibc found on RHEL6. 
Older versions from a few months ago are fine.


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