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When the 'rename' man page is searched for on https://manpages.debian.org/ the site generates too many redirects resulting in an error in the browser (see attached screenshot for Chrome).
Direct access to the rename manpage works for some releases. E.g. for unstable the URL https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/rename/rename.1.en.html provides the proper manpage
The redirect is most likely a result of the file not being found. This is due to the setup across multiple virtual hosts (and actual hosts) we use in the debain.org instance.
The rename manpage works fine in my personal instance.
I can log into manziarly later and see whether the file is missing, or just not synced correctly onto the static mirror infrastructure, but feel free to race me to it.
So the rename manpage comes in via piuparts and is a link to file-rename.1p:
Looking at what’s on disk, this particular link is missing:
I think the immediate fix is to invalidate the rename package entirely, so that it will be re-extracted, the correct links will be created, and it will be re-rendered:
Given that there were no changes to rename in quite a while (as per https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/rename), I wonder if we just never invalidated all packages after adding link support via piuparts.
Perhaps the code should be changed to always verify the existance of all links.