[rancid] Rancid 3.7 and Comware

David Chapman david.chapman at pegasus.io
Thu Nov 2 16:54:07 UTC 2017

We recently upgraded an old Rancid install and had problems with Comware.  I found the new updated plugin for Rancid 3 and I realize this is not supported but wondering if some help could be provided.

The issue is one of our comware switches supports exit and quit while most typically only support quit so its not detecting it as a clean run.  It errors with “End of run not found”

---- Except from cmw.pm----
        if (/[\]>#]\a?\s*quit/) {
        #if (/[>#]\s?exit$/) {
            $clean_run = 1;
----raw file---
Connection to XXXXXX closed.

---raw file if non affected switch---

 % Unrecognized command found at '^' position.
Connection to YYYYYYY closed.


display version
HP Comware Software, Version 7.1.045, Release 2311P05
Copyright (c) 2010-2014 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
HP 5900AF-48XG-4QSFP+ Switch uptime is 89 weeks, 1 day, 17 hours, 17 minutes
Last reboot reason : Power on

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