[users] linkchecker update
bda20+rpmforge at cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 22 15:35:47 CET 2010
On Mon, 22 Feb 2010, Steve Huff wrote:
> On Feb 22, 2010, at 4:03 AM, Ben wrote:
> 1) look at the linkchecker source tree (in particular, look at the
> changelog and the bug tracker to find out exactly which commit fixed
> whatever issue you're seeing) and see if you can backport the fix to
> version 4.9, then send the patch to this list and we'll include it in our
I'll extract some useful information from the web team on that score. If
you have any rocks which need transfusions I'll also have a go at that, too.
Whether I can write a decent patch is another matter.
> 2) contact the linkchecker developers, explain why 5.x is not a viable
> option for you, and ask them to backport the fix
If I can do the above with regard to information retrieval this'll be my
> 3) use a different link checking program
Is it possible to have a mule made out of rock?
> all of those options seem (to me) to be less painful than maintaining a
> parallel Python.
Whilest I agree with you wholeheartedly, the server in question upon which
we have linkchecker is on one of our limited access VLANs inside of our
firewall so the risk to it is at least a little less than for a machine out
in the wild. It also only has a couple of user accounts on it with the
server set up not to allow SSH access except from one or two internal IPs.
I'm assuming that the IUS guys keep their python26 packages up to date with
security fixes to some degree so, in consultation with the management the
amount of risk involved in installing a second version of Python not
supported by RH is deemed acceptable.
Of course, if we can get a patched linkchecker 4.9 package we'll go back to
Thanks to everyone for their help and comments. I'll be in touch via
whatever method I'm supposed to submit things if I get some joy from the
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