help check links to binaries

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at
Fri Feb 13 04:19:53 UTC 2015

On Feb 10, 2015, Miguel Trujillo <mimex at> wrote:

> On 09/02/15 12:37, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> In case anyone ever wanted to do something for GNU Linux-libre but never
>> felt able to...  checking that the links are not dangling, and whether
>> the repositories we point to are still active, would be a very welcome
>> contribution!

> Hello, I've found this rot links using wget at

Thanks.  I guess I was not clear as to what the goal was.

Checking broken links is easy to automate, so don't worry too much about

The harder problem I wanted to address was that of long-unmaintained
repositories that aren't marked as obsolete on our site.

I'm undecided as to whether to remove them altogether, move them to a
"historical" section, or something else.

Trying to reach maintainers of each repository to check whether they
just dropped it, or passed them on to someone else who hosts it
elsewhere, that sort of thing.

It sure is more work than running a broken-link-checking spider, but I
guess it will have a more positive effect, overall, to visitors of our
site. I don't want visitors to feel like they're visiting an archeology
museum ;-)


Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Gandhi
Be Free! --   FSF Latin America board member
Free Software Evangelist|Red Hat Brasil GNU Toolchain Engineer

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