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sr #110615: Homepage update not working

Submitter:  Kenneth Loafman <loafman>
Submitted:  Sat 26 Feb 2022 12:50:49 PM UTC
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Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
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Tue 20 Jun 2023 06:00:37 PM UTC, comment #10: 

> Do I need to contact FSF sysadmin?

I don't know.  I contacted them in 2022 and repeated my request a few weeks ago, with surprisingly little response on this particular issue.

>  How? lists three ways.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator
Tue 20 Jun 2023 04:22:52 PM UTC, comment #9: 

Thanks for the help.  Do I need to contact FSF sysadmin?  How?

Kenneth Loafman <loafman>
Tue 20 Jun 2023 07:14:30 AM UTC, comment #8: 

I've removed the CVS repository; the website is FSF sysadmins' responsibility, so no ETA.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator
Mon 19 Jun 2023 06:17:29 PM UTC, comment #7: 


Since .htaccess is not working and since we don't use this web site any longer, how about just deleting the entire site for duplicity.  A 404 would be preferable to incorrect or outdated information.

Please remove the CVS repository as well.


Kenneth Loafman <loafman>
Tue 17 May 2022 11:39:59 AM UTC, comment #6: 

hi Ineiv,

you are right the homepage link at
is set properly.

likely we confused it with the one on top of this conversation.

anyway, it leaves us still wit the impossibility to update/delete
via cvs, which is supposed to hold the same content as
if we understand correctly.

what we really wanted was a redierect, like we could realize on but as things stand now we would settle for a deletion of that outdated content as well, whatever you guys are able to achieve.

thanks! ..ede/duplicity

Kenneth Loafman <loafman>
Tue 17 May 2022 11:18:12 AM UTC, comment #5: 

The "Homepage" link on does look at (yes, I understand that is not what was complained about); I'll file a request to FSF's sysadmins to remove duplicity pages from

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator
Sun 15 May 2022 11:42:41 AM UTC, comment #4: 

hello Bob, Anyone really,

we are still having problems with the web space provided under

please advise us to a way to delete it proper! it is still delivering web content despite all our best efforts to delete it or to place redirecting directives.


should not deliver content anymore.

please advise us on how to delete or disable the web space for good.

thanks ..ede/duplicity

Kenneth Loafman <loafman>
Fri 04 Mar 2022 05:01:18 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Just to follow up...

I set the project homepage as requested.  That change does nothing.  I also put in a News item to indicate the move.  Nothing showing yet.

What's the follow on to not working with the redirect?


Kenneth Loafman <loafman>
Sun 27 Feb 2022 10:35:09 AM UTC, comment #2: 

hey Bob,

thanks for your quick reply!

wrt. 1) setting the project homepage in settings is not really an issue for now. problem are well established search engine results that need to be told the content moved :)

wrt 2) you are correct respects the .htaccess however does not. also it seems to ignore file deletions or updates to website content (html-files).

thanks!.. ede

Kenneth Loafman <loafman>
Sun 27 Feb 2022 06:20:14 AM UTC, comment #1: 

First, let me say that you are asking something that crosses administration domains.  I know part of it.  Another person knows another part.  So you might not get an answer all at once.

I look at things I see two points to address.

1) I would set up homepage in the project configuration to point to your desired home page.  For users clicking the link from there they will go directly to your desired home page.  Project admins will see the "Select features" menu item and then on that form page a form entry for "Alternative address".  Update that field with your desired homepage URL.

2) It looks to me like your .htaccess with a redirect is functioning correctly.  Here is my test.

$ wget -O/dev/null -q -S
  HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
  Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2022 05:49:03 GMT
  Server: Apache/2.4.29
  Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=63072000
  X-Frame-Options: sameorigin
  X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
  Content-Length: 331
  Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=100
  Connection: Keep-Alive
  Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
  HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
  Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
  Permissions-Policy: interest-cohort=()
  Vary: Origin
  X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
  Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2022 05:49:04 GMT
  Transfer-Encoding: chunked

And I happen to be able to peek and see this .htaccess with this redirect.

Redirect 301 /

It looks to me like it is working as designed.

The above is / and therefore the below URL

will be mapped to

as per the .htaccess redirect.  At least that is what I see from the .htacess which was uploaded.  It appears to be working.

And that's all I know.  I'll wait for someone else who knows more to say more.

Bob Proulx <rwp>
Site Administrator
Sat 26 Feb 2022 12:50:49 PM UTC, original submission:  


we moved away from web space and want it to redirect to the new location .

having placed a proper .htaccess file with Redirect directive in the CVS root has no effect. why?

deleting single html files does not delete them in the web space. why?

now we replaced the html files with contents that redirects them to the new location, but apparently they are not updated. why?

thanks.. ede/duplicity team

Kenneth Loafman <loafman>


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