Add language negotiation and 'current' distribution symlink

Bug #680229 reported by Piotr P. Karwasz on 2010-11-22
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Bug Description

I use a manpages.ubuntu.com on Ubuntu support forums, to provide reference to users that don't really know how to use the 'man' command. Since the 'man:' URI scheme doesn't work in Firefox out-of-the-box, I find it the best solution.

Would it be possible to provide a 'current' distribution symlink, so that links published doesn't age? As a secondary effect, Google would provide a link to the newest version of the Ubuntu package. At the moment the URIs on manpages.ubuntu.com receive only 6 months of links before switching to another URI.

Even if most documentation is in English, would it be possible to provide a language independent URI subject to language negotiation? Generating Apache .var maps should entirely do the trick.

Yeah, a /current/ symlink, like in cdimage.ubuntu.com, would be greatly appreciated. /lts/ and /devel/ symlinks would be great, too.

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