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x/pkgsite: devtools/cmd/seeddb -bypass_license_check #48566

sfllaw opened this issue Sep 23, 2021 · 4 comments

x/pkgsite: devtools/cmd/seeddb -bypass_license_check #48566

sfllaw opened this issue Sep 23, 2021 · 4 comments


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@sfllaw sfllaw commented Sep 23, 2021

What are you trying to do?

We are running a private instance of against our internal GitHub Enterprise Server. Like most companies, we do not bother to write LICENSE files, but would still like to see the documentation for our projects. This is why we run cmd/frontend -bypass_license_check.

What do you expect?

We also would like to run devtools/cmd/seeddb periodically to pull the most up-to-date documentation. However, this tool is hardcoded to always do the license check.

I suggest that we add the following flag to devtools/cmd/seeddb/main.go:

var bypassLicenseCheck = flag.Bool("bypass_license_check", false, "insert all data into the DB, even for non-redistributable paths")

In order to respect this flag, needs to be changed so that:

	f := &worker.Fetcher{
		ProxyClient:  proxyClient,
		SourceClient: sourceClient,

	if *bypassLicenseCheck {
		f.DB = postgres.NewBypassingLicenseCheck(db)
	} else {
		f.DB = postgres.New(db)
@gopherbot gopherbot added this to the Unreleased milestone Sep 23, 2021
@jamalc jamalc removed this from the Unreleased milestone Sep 23, 2021
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@sfllaw sfllaw commented Sep 24, 2021

This is related to #39602.

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@sfllaw sfllaw commented Sep 29, 2021

@jba: I couldn’t convince you to look into this one too, could I? 🙂

@jba jba self-assigned this Sep 29, 2021
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@jba jba commented Sep 29, 2021

This is reasonable.

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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Sep 29, 2021

Change mentions this issue: devtools/cmd/seeddb: support bypassing the license check

gopherbot pushed a commit to golang/pkgsite that referenced this issue Sep 29, 2021
For golang/go#48566

Change-Id: Ia775d7a37924ec509a782227c099055fe5ebfc0c
Trust: Jonathan Amsterdam <>
Run-TryBot: Jonathan Amsterdam <>
Reviewed-by: Jamal Carvalho <>
TryBot-Result: kokoro <>
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