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Remove Dead and Deprecated Web Services #30

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@grahamc grahamc commented May 3, 2017

  • repoman 404's so remove the svn redirect
  • remove the long-commented svn subservice
  • stop serving the wiki, remove related redirects, and remove related pgsql config

I don't mean this to be a forever thing, I think having the wiki in a middle phase between "is old and out of date and not fixable" and "we're wanting to fix it soon(?)" is the worst option. Nobody sees the "being shut down" message.

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identMap = ''
mwusers root mediawiki
mwusers wwwrun mediawiki
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Since Postgres is only used for the wiki, it can be removed entirely.

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👍 done

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copumpkin commented May 3, 2017

Rather than take down the wiki webserver entirely, can you just replace it with a landing page saying something like:

The NixOS wiki is currently down. Please check < manual URLs > < @domenkozar's cookbooks > for documentation in the meantime, and follow NixOS/nixpkgs#22599 for updates on the wiki itself.

It seems friendlier than just making it disappear when it's by far the greatest target of Google links for most Nix searches.

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grahamc commented May 3, 2017

I didn't expect you to have such a positive response! I thought for sure you'd just ask for another week or something :)

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I agree with you that we're in the worst possible situation right now, and I have very little time for anything much, so I don't want to leave things shitty due to my lack of time.

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@edolstra can you just keep a backup of the wiki data lying around for a while? Not saying it needs to be publicly accessible, but I'd hate to lose the info forever.

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grahamc commented May 3, 2017

I'm looking in to making an export, there is https://nixos.org/wiki/Special:Export but it is a bit annoying since it is per-category.

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grahamc commented May 3, 2017

Ok, I copied all the pages from https://nixos.org/wiki/Special:AllPages and pasted them in to https://nixos.org/wiki/Special:Export and made an export of all pages with all versions, available for a limited time here: http://gsc.io/Nix+Wiki-20170503130016.xml

@edolstra can you mirror this export to somewhere on nixos.org, so it can be linked to from the "down" page?

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grahamc commented May 5, 2017

This PR now has a redirect and a second PR adds the landing page: NixOS/nixos-homepage#138

I think this and the other are ready.

 - stop serving the wiki
 - remove related redirects
 - remove postgresql as mediawiki was the last user
 - Redirect all wiki traffic to a wiki page
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grahamc commented May 9, 2017

Rebased on master after the other PR merged. Ready to be merged.

@edolstra edolstra merged commit 8713bd0 into NixOS:master May 9, 2017
@grahamc grahamc deleted the patch-1 branch August 30, 2017 11:24
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