Moving from trac to a single redmine

Holger Freyther holger at
Sat Sep 24 12:57:57 UTC 2016

> On 24 Sep 2016, at 14:31, Harald Welte <laforge at> wrote:
> Dear all,

> Still, a lot of people end up on the old redmine pages.  How do I know?
> Because of the amount of personal e-mail I receive from people asking
> for accounts or for modification of the content there.


> How do we proceed about that?  I'm not quite clear.  The first step
> could be to add some kind of banner to the old trac installations,
> indicating at the header / footer of every page (or even as a floating
> block visible at all times) that this is old, outdated content that is
> scheduled to be removed at a certain date, and indicating the top-level
> page for the specific project in the redmine as an updated
> source.  After that grace period has passed, we should probably make all
> the old trac pages redirect to the entry-page of the project in redmine.
> Trying to link to the respective new page in each individual wiki would
> be overly complicated and take a lot of time, unless somebody masocistic
> enough would volunteer for creating such a list.  It can probably be
> auto-generated to some extent, but then each individual item would need
> to be manually verified and fixed up, if needed.
> Do you have other ideas on how to proceed in a better way?

* banner to say to look at our redmine
* disallow search engines to index trac (if that is still allowed)
* not modify trac sites but use redirect of nginx

> Do we have any volunters about any of the above?  I'm quite sure it
> wouldbe easy to provide volunteers witha copy of the existing trac
> databases or any other information that might be needed.

We can provide the access logs (all IP addresses point to the frontend
server so we only show user agent that might be private).


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