moin creates all pages as directories in one top level directory

Bug #217191 reported by James Troup
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
moin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

moin creates all it's pages as a directory in the the data/pages
directory. It also flattens any hierarchy in the process, e.g.
Testing/Cases/UMEdesktop-config-date becomes:

drwxrwx--- 4 www-data www-data 4096 2008-04-10 00:05 Testing(2f)Cases(2f)UMEdesktop(2d)config(2d)date

This is compounded by pre 1.6 which also creates
${User}MoinEditorBackup 'pages' (i.e. another directory) for anyone
who edits a page.

The above in combination with ext2/3's '32K-directories in one
directory' limit caused to break recently. Even if
you discount this as an 'ext2/3 FS limit', it's not exactly a great
plan in terms of scalability.

James Troup (elmo)
description: updated
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Matthew East (mdke) wrote :

I've reported this issue upstream here:

Please add any extra or relevant information!

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Matthew East (mdke) wrote :

The upstream developers have confirmed that they are working on implementing a new storage API which should resolve this issue.

Changed in moin:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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FranklinPiat (fpiat) wrote :


As far as I know, the new storage backend are planed for moin 2.0 (no ETA, as fa as I know).


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