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

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at duke.edu
Thu Aug 27 19:19:05 CEST 2009

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.


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.

: Hilmar Lapp  -:-  Durham, NC  -:- hlapp at duke dot edu :

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