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Re: git-version-gen not working with Savannah/cgit snapshots

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: git-version-gen not working with Savannah/cgit snapshots
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2022 11:41:44 +0000 (UTC)

>> > I think that if GNU doesn't have the infrastructure or personnel
>> > to support these, then, yes, the Savannah administrators should
>> > fork (or just patch) cgit to the extent necessary to suppress the
>> > exposure of these snapshot download links.  I had no idea they
>> > weren't truly supported.  I can't be the only person who assumed
>> > that they were.
>> In fact, this has caused consternation at least once before for a
>> groff user (
>> That's just one recent thread I happened to remember; I didn't
>> search to see if there were others.
> Yes, I remember that too.

... not only groff is affected by the non-working of daily snapshots.
For example, FreeType has exactly the same problem.  IMHO, such
snapshots do more harm than good in most cases.

>> Admittedly, part of the problem in that instance is that a groff
>> project page recommends these snapshots and links to Savannah's
>> cgit interface.  This is something that could be fixed on the groff
>> page, though I don't know who has the keys to
> Werner, do you happen to know?  Is that part of Bertrand's bailiwick
> as official GNU maintainer for groff?

I don't know who has write permissions, and who is responsible for
that, sorry – I still have access to the CVS repository for the
webpages, though (i.e., `cvs -z9 update -dP` worked fine just now).
In the repository's file `CVS/Root` I have

Looking into the log files I see that Peter Schaffter and Bertrand
have both access, too.  The last change to the repository was 2018,

Hope this helps.  I guess it makes sense asking the Savannah people to
give you write access, too.


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