help check links to binaries

Miguel Trujillo mimex at
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> 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
> that.

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 ;-)

+1 :)

> Thanks,


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