[RFC] Relocate repos when using scan-path

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Sat May 18 17:27:47 CEST 2013

On 18.05.2013 17:10, John Keeping wrote:
> On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 03:56:13PM +0200, Florian Pritz wrote:
>> Having now seen section-from-path now I think this feature is pretty
>> useful, but to fully utilize it I'd have to move around some repos for a
>> proper directory structure.
>> Since I want to keep URLs working for existing clones I thought about
>> placing symlinks in the old location, but then cgit will display each
>> repo twice.
>> Should there be an option to ignore symlinks, a (per repo) list of valid
>> paths for the index or something else to keep cgit's index list clean?
> I think what you want here is to return a "301 Moved Permanently"
> response on the old URLs.  I considered adding this to CGit but I'm not
> sure we should add yet more configuration options when this can already
> be achieved with mod_rewrite or ngx_http_rewrite_module.

The point is that I want to keep already cloned repositories (as in "git
clone git://foo" via git-daemon) working and mod_rewrite won't help with
that even though it would probably work fine with the http clones.

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