On Sun, 7 Nov 2004, Greg Sabino Mullane wrote:
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> A bad link in the ftp source directory inspired me to check
> the rest of it out:
> * Main README file needs updating. The URL is given as:
> but should be:
Huh? Just checked, the file hasn't been modified since Nov 15th, 2001,
and the URL looks fine to me:
svr1# grep http README
> * README.cvsup is very old, possibly incorrect
have you tested this? I last updated on Nov 3rd of this year, to reflect
the reverting of the repository to overall state ... so if its incorrect,
nobody has told me so ...
> * README.dist-split might want to mention the new "bz" and "md5" files.
If you would like to submit a re-write, I'll put it into place ... I think
mentioning the bz files seperately would just bulk up the file ... ppl
would see the .bz when they go to the directory itself ...
> * We are keeping some very old versions around: 1.08, 1.09, the entire 6
> series. Is there any reason for this? For that matter, is there any reason
> to keep around lesser versions in a tree, especially ones that were replaced
> due to security bugs? Perhaps only keep the latest few versions and put a
> note in the readme to point to "archives.postgresql.org" or something?
> At the very least, a warning that some of the versions on the site have
> serious security flaws would be warranted.
Historical, but we could easily create a source/OLD directory to move them
into, so they are less prominent?
> * /dev/interfaces seems to have only an old version of libpqxx
> * /dev/contrib only contains earthdistance - why?
removed both contrib and interfaces ... libpqxx is on gborg now, and
earthdistances is back in the regular dev packages anyway ..
> * /projects/gborg has some very old versions of some of the projects
> therein. Is there a process to update these?
they are auto-updated from the gborg site, so that will have to be taken
up with Chris ...
> * The directory symlinked from /win32 should have a README. Perhaps
> even a top-level README.WIN32 in anticipation of a lot of Windows users.
Please feel free to submit one for inclusion (or anyone else, for that
matter ... I'm only picking you out since you are pointing them out
> * The /src directory is missing 7.2.6 and 7.3.6
> * /src/7.3.5 points to the wrong place (missing a "v")
fixed, and confirmed the rest were all link'd to the 'v' version ...
> * /source/7.2.5/v7.2.5 is a bogus link
> I went through and tested each of the ftp mirrors that appeared on the
> page today. Some problems are probably transitory (e.g. timeouts) but
> if anyone closer geographically (I'm in US) could test those, it would be
> appreciated. No comment next to a mirror indicated that everything looked ok.
> ftp3.au: incorrect home directory
> ftp.br: connection refused
> ftp5.fr: connection refused
> ftp.hu: timeout + connection reset by peer
> ftp5.id: extra (old) dirs "NT_Support_Files" and "CVSup"
> ftp5.it: connection refused
> ftp3.kr: has a ":80" in the url; when removed, works fine
> ftp.nl: times out
> ftp.eu (listed as Netherlands, but goes against the naming scheme)
> ftp.pt: wrong home directory; usually times out too
> ftp2.ru: incorrect login error
> ftp5.ru: times out
> ftp2.sk: extra (old) dirs "NT_Support_Files", "CVSup", plus many version symlinks
> ftp4.es: times out
> ftp5.us: times out
> ftp10.us: has many bogus ".message" files throughout
> ftp23.us: incorrect login error
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