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Re: linking to directories without index.html | website mirroring issues

On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 02:27:13PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 01:05:50AM -0400, James A. Treacy wrote:
> > 
> > Directories that are used as links should contain index.html as well as
> > index.*.html. This is because an available variant with no language extension
> > is displayed (index.html in this case) if no language can be agreed upon.
> > This is why all the index.html are symlinks on the web site,
> >    index.html -> index.en.html
> Yes, I think both Adam and I knew that :) The question is whether we want to
> link to those arch directories? Does it matter if the user finds the
> directory on his/her own and notices a bunch of files instead of a nice
> index?
If we care (and I have no opinion on this), we can not allow directory listings
in the apache config or remove access on a per directory basis using .htaccess

> > The mirrors are a royal pain. They really tie our hands when it comes to
> > choosing how to implement things. Are they worth it? I'm not convinced.
> Maybe we could pick a few mirrors whose maintainers would let us (Debian
> people) an account, or some way of instant editing of a sub-httpd.conf file
> (which they'd include in their /etc/apache/httpd.conf using the `include'
> command).
I'm sure we wouldn't get very far on this front.

> On related note, we should make the push-mirrors pull every 12 or 8 hours
> now that we don't depend on daily dinstall runs. (the /Packages files
> rebuild should be skipped in that case, of course)
How about doing this once we get rid of the bug pages from the archive?
8 hours is fine for most of the site, but I would be amenable to every
4 hours if it would make the security.d.o people happy.

BTW, besides avoiding killing master (by having multiple major updates
happening simultaneously), the reason we had the web updates start after
the dinstall run was so the Packages pages would be closely synchronized
with the actual ftp archive. We have lost this with the move to ftp-master.

James (Jay) Treacy

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