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Missing redirects #24

mukrop opened this Issue Oct 18, 2017 · 2 comments


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mukrop commented Oct 18, 2017

While doing a larger OpenSSL usability study, we found out that many online man pages that are linked from relevant Stack Overflow threads are inaccessible, since they miss a redirect (which is a pity!).

Specifically, many pages link to commands in this way:

which has a redirect for

However, in the manmaster section, the subsections are no longer apps/ssl/crypto but man1/man3/man5/man7.

Sure, it may not seem that important, but half of the man page links from various internet tutorials our participants (~70 people) wanted to use got them a 404 on OpenSSL pages. Fixing would only require a handful of redirects.

These rewrites would be needed (order matters, since the structure changed):

From To
/docs/manmaster/apps/config.html /docs/manmaster/man5/config.html
/docs/manmaster/apps/x509v3_config.html /docs/manmaster/man5/x509v3_config.html
/docs/manmaster/crypto/bio.html /docs/manmaster/man7/bio.html
/docs/manmaster/crypto/crypto.html /docs/manmaster/man7/crypto.html
/docs/manmaster/crypto/ct.html /docs/manmaster/man7/ct.html
/docs/manmaster/crypto/des_modes.html /docs/manmaster/man7/des_modes.html
/docs/manmaster/crypto/evp.html /docs/manmaster/man7/evp.html
/docs/manmaster/ssl/ssl.html /docs/manmaster/man7/ssl.html
/docs/manmaster/crypto/x509.html /docs/manmaster/man7/x509.html
/docs/manmaster/apps/* /docs/manmaster/man1/*
/docs/manmaster/ssl/* /docs/manmaster/man3/*
/docs/manmaster/crypto/* /docs/manmaster/man3/*

Of the overview manuals (man7), I couldn't find the counterparts of Ed25519.html, RSA-PSS.html, X25519.html and ossl_store.html, but I suspect these were newly written when moving to the manX system.

Another possibility is to redirect things like /docs/apps/rsa.html to a particular version of OpenSSL (e.g. /docs/man1.1.0/apps/rsa.html). This would now require the apps/ssl/crypto to manX translation, but I think it would be unwise to bind on a particular API version.


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kroeckx commented Dec 26, 2017

I think this can be closed?


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richsalz commented Dec 26, 2017

yes, thanks.

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