cdimages.ubuntu.com depends on (groundlosing) Apache due to .htaccess

Bug #429557 reported by Mark Schouten on 2009-09-14
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Bug Description

Currently, (*.)releases.ubuntu.com is depending on Apache for .htaccess processsing. This causes a requirement for all other mirrors, and more and more people running a mirror want to use something else than Apache.

Please consider pushing a index.html per directory, instead of multiple files (FOOTER.html, HEADER.html, .htaccess) so mirroradmins can use other webservers as well.

index.html is a bit of a pain to maintain. Doesn't your web server of
choice have some kind of basic .htaccess compatibility? I know for
certain that .htaccess support is not restricted to Apache.

Mark Schouten (mark-prevented) wrote :

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 07:51:41PM -0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> index.html is a bit of a pain to maintain. Doesn't your web server of
> choice have some kind of basic .htaccess compatibility? I know for
> certain that .htaccess support is not restricted to Apache.

A crawl that creates the index.html-pages before release perhaps?

I know that nginx and lighttpd, the main competitors for Apache on this
front, do not support htaccess.

Someone has made a patch for lighttpd, but a more efficient method would
be nice.

--
Mark Schouten <email address hidden>

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Well, no, we'd generate it automatically, but maintaining that *code*
would be a pain (as it would have to basically duplicate Apache's
directory index). Anyway, we'll certainly think about it ...

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-09-14
summary: - cdimages.ubuntu.com depends on (groundloosing) Apache due to .htaccess
+ cdimages.ubuntu.com depends on (groundlosing) Apache due to .htaccess
bones (bones7456) wrote :

I using nginx for ubuntu CD mirror, and nginx do not support .htaccess, I think generate an index.html is more interchangeable.

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