Re: manpages.debian.net issues?
(Sorry, I replied to Paul and not to the list)
On 21 October 2013 08:01, Paul Wise <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi Javier,
> I note that manpages.debian.net is down. I asked DSA on IRC and they
> said you haven't responded for their calls for help moving it to another
> machine and that they would not be re-enabling it without responsive
> maintainers for the service.
FWIW nobody contacted me regarding this service. So I do not see how I
can be considered "unresponsive" and not "responding to calls for
help". To the best of my knowledge I have not received any email
regarding planned downtime (or the need for migration of this
service). I'm unable to find any such notice in my mailbox, and
neither I see a note in debian-services-admin (the list where
services' administrators have to monitor for such issues) or in
Had I received either advance warning or warning post-incident I would
have taken action. I'm surprised by DSA's response here.
Should I have found out about the downtime myself? I don't have a
monitoring system in place to warn me when this service is unavailable
(I actually asked DSA about this last year), and I don't use it myself
every day. Consequently, it is unlikely I will know it's down unless
somebody notifies me.
The first notice I have received is via these emails (sent by users)
to the debian-doc mailing list.
> Are you still interested in maintaining this service?
Yes, I am. I gave invested quite some time on the service and want to
keep it running for our users.
Could someone tell me in which DSA-managed host should I setup this
new service? I will need not only shell access (which I assume is
readily available for DDs), I will also need to change the web
server's configuration (so access to the configuration files + rights
to restart it would be fine, but a point of contact is good enough
> Is anyone else on the debian-doc list interested in helping provide
> web-accessible manual pages for Debian users?
As you pointed out, setting up a replica of this service should be
easy (I tried to document all the setup in the debian-doc repo and the
code is fully up-to-date). Some of the steps might not be obvious, but
the setup is easily repeatable in another host.
Anyway, if I get pointed to where should I move the service too I will
try to get the service running (DNS change + software installation and
configuration) through this week.
PS: Sorry, no signed e-mail during work hours, I don't have my GPG key