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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: [ATTN] Incubator releases distribution area reminder!
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2012 03:01:59 GMT
sebb wrote on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 02:17:15 +0000:
> On 26 February 2012 18:39, Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> > Andy Seaborne wrote on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:37:49 +0000:
> >> 3/
> >>
> >> [[
> >> Often symbolic links are created from the root of the project
> >> distribution directory to the latest version of each release. This
> >> allows scripts or users to easily locate the latest release.
> 
> AIUI, this is a bad idea, because:
> - the links are frequently not updated
> - they don't work for mirrors, which means the mirrors space usage increases
> - when the file is downloaded using the link, the file name does not
> include the version information
> 
> Users will normally get the latest release from the download page, so
> the only possible use is for scripts.
> 
> >> ]]
> >>
> >> is at odds with
> >>
> >> http://www.apache.org/dev/mirror-step-by-step.html
> >> [[
> >> 9. Do not use symbolic links in mirrored directories!
> >> ]]
> >> although that does say "Note: This file contains out-of-date information."
> >>
> >
> > That refers to the suggestion to ssh www.  But yeah, I can assure you
> > that until a few weeks ago no one (PMC or podling) used symlinks in that
> > matter, and even today there exists only one such link in the entire
> > dist/ tree.
> 
> Huh?
> 
> The use of symlinks under /www/www.apache.org/dist is unfortunately
> still quite common.
> 
> pwd dist : pwd
> /www/www.apache.org/dist
> pwd dist : find . -type l -name "*current*.asc" -ls | wc -l
>       77

deltacloud/stable is only symlink that cron complain about.  (Feel free
to compare it between archive and dist.)  It's on root@'s todo list,
somewhere, to make those complaints stop.

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