[aur-dev] [PATCH v2] UPGRADING: Add note on backward compatible package URLs

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Wed Aug 10 10:27:57 EDT 2011

Signed-off-by: Lukas Fleischer <archlinux at cryptocrack.de>
Forgot to consider package names with length 1 here. We could probably
also merge both RewriteRules. The resulting rule might be quite
confusing, though.

 UPGRADING |   12 ++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

index 331870e..fd10707 100644
@@ -22,6 +22,18 @@ ALTER TABLE PackageDepends ADD INDEX (DepName);
 6. Run the upload directory transform script ("scripts/uploadbuckets.sh") and
 rotate the converted directory structure into place.
+7. If you want to provide backward compatible package URLs, enable mod_rewrite
+and add the following to your Apache configuration (inside the "VirtualHost"
+container or optionally create a ".htaccess" file in the upload directory):
+RewriteEngine on
+RewriteRule /packages/([^/])(/[^/]*)?$ /packages/$1/$1$2
+RewriteRule /packages/([^/]{2})([^/]*(/[^/]*)?)$ /packages/$1/$1$2
+If you use a non-standard URL_DIR, slight modifications might be necessary.
 From 1.8.1 to 1.8.2

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