[rancid] Upgrades with new commands and custom PM files.

heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Tue Feb 21 18:43:06 UTC 2017

Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:09:22PM -0600, Jason Biel:
> When adding new commands via creating rancid.types.conf and creating a new
> *.pm file, what is the best process with regards to upgrading?
> I've been running 3.2 with a specific rancid.types.conf file that
> referenced specific *.pm files, but after upgrading to 3.6.2, none of them
> worked because the *.pm files are specifically hard coded to the rancid
> version.  To create my specific *.pm files I just copied the current *.pm
> file from the 3.2 install and made my modifications there, such as the
> commands and the sub-routine.

you dont have to do that, require a specific version that is.  they are in
rancid to help identify old versions of modules that might be left behind -
ie: its a support concern.

> 3.2 - 'use rancid 3.2'
> 3.6.2 - 'use rancid 3.6.2'
> Is there a better way?
> -- 
> Jason

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