cvs commit: ports/net-mgmt/rancid Makefile distinfo pkg-plist ports/net-mgmt/rancid/files

Olli Hauer ohauer at
Tue Apr 10 20:38:43 UTC 2012

On 2012-04-10 21:48, Jason Helfman wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 10:07:26PM +0000, Olli Hauer thus spake:
>> ohauer      2012-04-09 22:07:26 UTC
>>  FreeBSD ports repository
>>  Modified files:
>>    net-mgmt/rancid      Makefile distinfo pkg-plist
>>  Added files:
>>    net-mgmt/rancid/files
>>  Removed files:
>>    net-mgmt/rancid/files
>>  Log:
>>  - update to version 2.3.8


> Can you please look at this pr, as I took it for a rancid update.
> This port doesn't consider package installation users and clobbers existing
> configurations.
> Per the Handbook:
> If there is a very good reason not to install a working configuration file
> by default, leave the @exec line out of pkg-plist and add a message pointing
> out that the user must copy and edit the file before the software will work.
> Regarding the handbook entry, I don't know if this is the case for this
> software, but I put the pr into feedback so I could engage the maintainer
> regarding this, but have not heard anything.

Hi Jason,

I can mybe agree on the first patch but the second seems problematic and should be optional

The provided sample configuration will definitive not work.
It is only a template since you have to customize it for your environ and create additional config files in the ~rancid home directory
 + mail/aliases entries
 +tacacs / radius accounts (or what ever you use for tools for authentication/authorisation in your network)

Given for this port I find it more handy to have a the folder etc/rancid with a template the an empty folder with a .keepme file and a message from where I can copy the template.

More information about the cvs-ports mailing list