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From Carol Frampton <cfram...@adobe.com>
Subject FW: question about publishing Apache Flex to http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/flex (in case anyone else is curious why we can't see README files at Apache and some but not all mirrors)
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:16:57 GMT


On 7/20/12 3 :04PM, "Daniel Shahaf" <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:

>Can we document then that README.* will be ignored and recommend
>README.html instead?  (disclosure: svn already does the latter)  I don't
>think we can ask mirrors to change their IndexIgnore directives until we
>fix them on the masters.
>
>sebb wrote on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 19:49:34 +0100:
>> On 20 July 2012 17:22, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On 20 July 2012 17:17, Carol Frampton <cframpto@adobe.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 7/20/12 12 :14PM, "sebb" <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>On 20 July 2012 15:34, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
>> >>>> I don't see any mention of README in rsyncd.conf or the mirroring
>> >>>> scripts, though.. ie, no reason for it not to sync over to www.a.o
>>after
>> >>>> the usual time frame
>> >>>
>> >>>It's possible for the file to be present but not visible in the index
>> >>>page.
>> >>>Try using the full URL.
>> >>
>> >> You're correct.
>> >> http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/flex/4.8.0-incubating/README
>>shows
>> >> the contents of the file but
>> >> http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/flex/4.8.0-incubating does not
>>show
>> >> the README file.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Just noticed (by checking on minotaur) that there is a README file in
>> > the zzz/ directory.
>> > This also appears in mirrors - if you know the secret!
>> 
>> I've done a test.
>> 
>> There are 223 http mirrors currently.
>> 
>> Of those, only 99 show the README file in the zzz directory.
>> 
>> For example it is shown here:
>> 
>> http://www.eng.lsu.edu/mirrors/apache/zzz/
>> 
>> The IndexIgnore [1] setting defaults to just '.' but it appears a lot
>> of mirrors (and the ASF masters) suppress README* and HEADER*.
>> 
>> The mirror configuration guide [2] does not mention IndexIgnore.
>> It would probably be too much to ask mirrors to change now.
>> 
>> So I guess we need to live with the status quo, which is that README*
>> files likely won't be visible.
>> Projects need to choose some other name, or use the fact that
>> HEADER.html / README.html will be displayed as header / footer of the
>> index pages.
>> 
>> [1] http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_autoindex.html#indexignore
>> [2] http://www.apache.org/info/how-to-mirror.html#Configuration
>> 
>> >> Carol
>> >>


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