./ in pathnames

Yesterday, a commit came along which made FreshPorts quite upset. To be realistic, it wasn’t upset at all. It processed everything just nicely. Just not the right way. The commit in question (201205250144.q4P1i4Hc009503@repoman.freebsd.org) contained some pathnames such as this: ./databases/qt4-sql pkg-plist ./devel/dbus-qt4 Makefile pkg-plist ./devel/qmake4 Makefile pkg-plist ./devel/qmake4/files Makefile.bsd ./devel/qt4 distinfo ./devel/qt4/files patch-configure ./devel/qt4-assistant Makefile […]

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Rearranging the URL with mod_rewrite

And today, for my first trick (yes, it is my first trick, but my second post today), I shall transform this URL: http://www.freshports.org/news/pan2/files.php?message_id=200605010349.k413nOGF019378@repoman.freebsd.org into http://www.freshports.org/commit.php?message_id=200605010349.k413nOGF019378@repoman.freebsd.org&category=news&port=pan2&files=yes Why? Because it is impolite to break existing URLs. It is far better to redirect them to the new improved content. Our documentation for today’s exercise shall be http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_rewrite.html#RewriteRule. Our

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I was getting a lot of these queries: [Thu Nov 9 00:40:34 2006] [error] [client] File does not exist: /www/freshports.org/modules/coppermine/themes/coppercop/theme.php [Thu Nov 9 00:40:34 2006] [error] [client] File does not exist: /www/freshports.org/modules/coppermine/themes/coppercop/theme.php [Thu Nov 9 00:40:36 2006] [error] [client] File does not exist: /www/freshports.org/modules/coppermine/themes/coppercop/theme.php [Thu Nov 9 00:40:37 2006] [error] [client]

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