help check links to binaries
mimex at fipasoft.com.mx
Fri Feb 13 17:01:02 UTC 2015
On 12/02/15 22:19, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2015, Miguel Trujillo <mimex at fipasoft.com.mx> 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
>> 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
I apologize, I did not understand what was needed :P
> 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.
I will review repositories and I will list those obsolete.
> 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 ;-)
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