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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Web CVS server unavailable

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Web CVS server unavailable
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:09:56 +0100
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Bob Proulx <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Bob Proulx skribis:
>> >   -r--r--r--+ 1 civodul guix 1243780406 Apr 19 11:07 index.html,v
>> >
>> > Oh my goodness.  That is a very large rcs file!
>> We have a solution to this problem (we no longer need the 7 MiB
>> index.html \o/),
> Yes.  Yay!  :-)
>> but now I can neither update nor remove index.html: CVS
>> fails out with “cannot allocate memory” on the server side.
> Right.  Same problem.  It a very large rcs file.
>> Could you nuke it somehow?  (History doesn’t matter.)
> It's gone.  (I moved it out of the way.)

Great, thanks!

So what we have now is a low-tech solution that has the advantage of not
requiring users to run JavaScript code and not requiring special
server-side support:

>> Also, it might be related, but updates to one the Guix web site CSS
>> files fail to lead to an update on the web site.  That is:
> I will lazily say that I believe that to be the same problem but this
> time on the web site side of things where I can't look at
> it.
>> This works fine, but several hours later:
>>   wget -q -O - 
>> |head
>> ... is still showing me the old version of the file.
>> Ideas?
> That large index.html,v file is gone now.  I triggered an update.  Did
> it update?

It did!

We’re all set now.

Thank you, Bob!


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