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




On Sat, 30 Dec 2017, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 12:51:45PM +0100, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > On Sat, 30 Dec 2017, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > 
> > > 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.
> > I am almost done with the map thing.
> 
> OK, cool.
> 
> > And to be honest, alioth is slow enough.  I really don't want to add
> > anything new. 
> 
> I'm not suggesting you add "anything new". The anonscm.d.o name is
> useful enough to keep, and having it be redirected when needed would be
> nice.
> 
> I'm thinking this could be provided independently from running alioth.
> 
> Anyway, looking forward to your map thing :-)
First draft is on https://salsa.debian.org/salsa/AliothRewriter

Alex