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

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:06:17PM +0100, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Dec 2017, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > Or more precisely it was a design flaw from the beginning which was
> > intended to be cured with the workaround of annonscm and now it seems
> > even this will be broken for no good reasons.
> if you think so, you have now idea. 
> Please propose a solution for reusing the name without breaking renamed and
> not yet migrated repos. 

Have a "redirect-url" file in the .git directory of the repository? That
can then be used by the anonscm web configuration to send a proper 301
response to the HTTP client. That way, nobody has to maintain a single
map and individual developers can tell the infrastructure where the new
repository lives.

For bonus points, make this be something that can still be added to
after alioth is shut down/made read-only, so that the
"anonscm.debian.org" permanent name can also be used for repositories
that are newly created on salsa and never lived in alioth to begin with.

> Of course you are now one year to late. 

It is never too late for a fix of what is a seriously problematic issue.

I'm willing to look into the details of doing this if you're happy with
the proposal.

Could you people please use IRC like normal people?!?

  -- Amaya Rodrigo Sastre, trying to quiet down the buzz in the DebConf 2008