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Post Mepis Wiki links not working from manual
While looking through the Mepis Manual 8.5 and testing the links, all the wiki links from the manual result in only going to the Main Page, for example when clicking on this link:

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Aufs

I have tried it in Chrome and also results in only main page.

edit: Going to the wiki and typing aufs in the search gives this result in address bar

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Aufs
So, will all these links need to be corrected?

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So, will all these links need to be corrected?
I believe that is correct--should not be too bad since it looks like a well-constructed Replace would do it.

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Ok,

Will work on these links and push them when I'm done

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That would be great! Are you all set up with github and all that?

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I think Karen said at some point that we shouldn't change that because she might make the changes on the server (but my memory fails me, I think we should ask her again to be sure)


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While looking into this, can you change the "forum: mepislovers.org" ?
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Jerry3904, yes I am set up at github.
Thanks for the heads-up Adrian, I will wait until we hear from Karen.

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More generally: you can run the application Development > Web Development >KLinkStatus on the index.html file, and it will test every link in the document--great time saver! Then correct the ones that can be corrected, figure out an alternative for the ones that can't.

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Post Re: Mepis Wiki links not working from manual
This from Karen:
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This goes back to the server running php as cgi. When you run as cgi, you have to use what they call ugly urls. We have to use ?title= instead of a slash. So if you have a link like the example in the post

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Aufs

You need to change it to

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Aufs

?title= replaces /

As you probably know, I have had no luck getting a rewrite to work using the
htaccess file. So I guess changing them manually is our only option.
So in fact we need to change them all, just be careful that the result works and that no unwanted changes occur.

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Jerry3904 wrote:
This from Karen:
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This goes back to the server running php as cgi. When you run as cgi, you have to use what they call ugly urls. We have to use ?title= instead of a slash. So if you have a link like the example in the post

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Aufs

You need to change it to

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Aufs

?title= replaces /

As you probably know, I have had no luck getting a rewrite to work using the
htaccess file. So I guess changing them manually is our only option.
So in fact we need to change them all, just be careful that the result works and that no unwanted changes occur.

Using kwrite I've done a mass replace to my /usr/share/mepis-manual/en/index.html file that seemed to work.

I replaced all instances (327 total) of 'index.php/' with 'index.php?title='

Does it work differently with the online version of the manual?

edit:
it turns out a better replacement might be

replace: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/
with: http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=

otherwise you end up breaking about a dozen other links


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