[tdwg-tag] LSID Sourceforge URL & LSID Best Practices

Gail Kampmeier gkamp at illinois.edu
Thu Aug 27 20:38:02 CEST 2009

Thanks, Hilmar and all others who agitated, circumscribed the problem  
(from multiple directions), brought an excellent pun (they should be  
proud, not disown you Greg!), and ultimately persisted to get a link  
working again! Who knew the can of worms I had opened? --Gail

On Aug 27, 2009, at 12:19 PM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> The site is fixed and back to life. Thanks to Tim for granting me
> access. Gory details below. I haven't check all links, so it may not
> all work. If you find something that doesn't, let us know.
> 	-hilmar
> It turns out I was wrong about it using WordPress. Instead it uses a
> custom-installed Typo3 (http://typo3.com) as the CMS. The installation
> was referring to a location for web-application file storage that does
> no longer exist. I created the necessary file structure at the new
> location, and restored the content from a backup I found among the
> website files, which was apparently taken Apr 7, 2008.
> SourceForge backed up the files from the old webserver file storage
> location, but at a location that's not accessible through the normal
> shell access. Due to the nested directory structure I would need to
> use something like rsync to pull it down recursively, and if we
> encounter problems with the restore from backup I can look into that.
> However, looking around there and spot checking the files seemed to be
> all of the same date and size as in the backup I used for restoring,
> so maybe we're good already in terms of having the latest version
> before it all went broke. BTW this must have happened on Sep 18, 2008;
> I guess the site was broken for almost a year ...
> SourceForge now provides hosted apps that are customizable but
> maintained by Sf.net. Not surprisingly, they advise against installing
> your own, as projects have to maintain and upgrade those themselves. I
> have enabled MediaWiki and WordPress but there are other options  
> too (https://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Hosted%20Apps
> ). Sooner or later the content should be probably migrated away from
> the custom Typo3 installation to one of these hosted applications,
> unless someone knows of a specific advantage of sticking with Typo3.
> -- 
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Gail E. Kampmeier
Sr. Research Entomologist
Illinois Natural History Survey
Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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