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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [SITE] download_xxx.cgi files
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:25:53 GMT
On 5 March 2013 08:34, Olivier Lamy <olamy@apache.org> wrote:
> 2013/3/5 sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>:
>> On 5 March 2013 00:10, Olivier Lamy <olamy@apache.org> wrote:
>>> 2013/3/5 sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>:
>>>> On 4 March 2013 20:57, Olivier Lamy <olamy@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>> 2013/3/4 sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>:
>>>>>> I just fixed the Digester download page by adding
>>>>>> download_digester.cgi to to
>>>>>> /websites/production/commons/content/proper/commons-digester/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Is there any need to have this file present anywhere else?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> i.e. if it is not added to src/site/resources, will it get lost when
>>>>>> the site is regenerated?
>>>>> yes.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If so, what is if that deletes the file, and can it be persusaded
not
>>>>>> to delete it?
>>>>
>>>>> is it an issue to have this file in src/site/resources ?
>>>>
>>>> It's extra work.
>>>> The file does not really belong in the source archive, so we have to
>>>> update the assembly file as well.
>>>> Also the RAT config may need to be updated to ignore the lack of an AL
>>>> header in the file.
>>>
>>> so extra work to exclude it from scm publish :-)
>>
>> But if that can be done in the parent pom, it only has to be done once.
>
> As you prefer.
> Perso I prefer the idea about having all the material we need for
> building the site in the source tree. (see the issue with this
> migration and various files which has been added manually it can be a
> pain). But that's only my POV.

The download_xxx.cgi files are not needed to build the site.
They are only needed for use on the apache web hosts - they won't
actually work anywhere else without a lot of external setup.
They don't change between releases; once created, they can be left alone.

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