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Re: Link to PAM pages broken

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Link to PAM pages broken
Date: 2011-10-29 15:30:32
Message-ID: CABUevEyHzYrv_91epxZLzo83p-m8ptUx-JM9qKzQR=sU5YJGSA@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 03:11, Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com> wrote:
> On 29 October 2011 02:04, Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com> wrote:
>> On 28 October 2011 23:29, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>>> Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>>>>> No response from kernel.org and the link still doesn't work, so we
>>>>> still have 2 broken links.
>>>
>>> Is it unreasonable to assume that kernel.org will come back before any
>>> doc change would have wide distribution?  AFAIK they're just cleaning up
>>> from an intrusion, they have not shut down permanently.
>>
>> I had considered that, but then I haven't seen any progress.  The site
>> has been back up for a while, but there doesn't seem to have been much
>> advancement in restoring the documentation in question.  I also
>> haven't had any feedback from kernel.org with regards to any plan to
>> restore these docs.  I guess this can be revisited in the new year to
>> see if the situation has changed.
>>
>> But as for the sun.com links, I don't see those coming back at all.
>> Those have either been relocated to a secret uncrawlable location, or
>> it's been deleted.  They did exist at least until June this year
>> (http://web.archive.org/web/20110604010813/http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/pam/)
>> but have since been purged for some unknown reason.
>
> Having just sent that message, I suddenly stumbled upon this which
> might be worth linking to for Solaris:
>
> http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19082-01/819-3321/pam-1/index.html

That doesn't look like an URL that's necessarily very stable...

Would it perhaps be a good idea to have the link in the docs just go
to a page on the wiki, and then point that one onwards? That way,
getting a change out there would be a lot quicker...


-- 
 Magnus Hagander
 Me: http://www.hagander.net/
 Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/

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