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Re: salsa.debian.org (git.debian.org replacement) going into beta

On Fri, 29 Dec 2017, Alexander Wirt wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Dec 2017, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > On Dec 29, Alexander Wirt <formorer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > > Please propose a solution for reusing the name without breaking renamed and
> > > not yet migrated repos. 
> > Ignore the renamed repositories: if somebody renamed them then they 
> > obviously expected to have to update the VCS URLs anyway.
> > Switch the anonscm name when alioth will be shut down: the people who 
> > have already migrated can keep pushing to the old repository as well to 
> > keep it in sync.
> > This is not perfect, but it is still better than having to update 
> > countless packages.
> > 
> > > Of course you are now one year to late. 
> > I do not think that it is our fault to find out just now that a major 
> > feature of alioth would be broken.
> All discussions and logs were public and we asked several times for
> discussion and help. But I am already working on some
> redirect map generator. 
And just following your proposal would still leave us with several thousand
broken packages (Debian vs. collab-maint, teams have different paths and so
on). It just won't work, the solution has to be more sophisticated.


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