Opened 16 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#203 closed task (wontfix)

{download|projects} install htdig

Reported by: neteler Owned by: sac@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: SysAdmin Keywords: htdig, grass


Since =, we would like to have "htdig" or likewise installed to be able to search the GRASS site. Users now regularly complain that this functionality got lost in the migration to OSGeo.

While I have done htdig installation some years ago on, I would appreciate some assistance.

thanks Markus

Change History (7)

comment:1 by warmerdam, 16 years ago

Cc: htdig added
Component: WebSiteSAC
Owner: changed from webcom@… to sac@…


This is really a SAC issue. I notice that htdig is apparently already installed on the machine. I don't know anything about using it, but I see there is an /etc/htdig directory with some config stuff. As a specialized service, I think you are mostly on your own getting it setup.

comment:2 by warmerdam, 16 years ago


Is there any outstanding action item here? If not, can we close the ticket?

in reply to:  1 comment:3 by neteler, 16 years ago

Replying to warmerdam:

As a specialized service, I think you are mostly on your own getting it setup.

I am still there. So, it is not yet done.


comment:4 by crschmidt, 14 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This is an example of something that would fall under the "Projects responsibilities"; we provide infrastructure/tools, and projects need to do the legwork. I don't think there's any need to track the implementation of the infrastructure by projects in the SAC (instead, it should be tracked by the projects).

This particular ticket is 2 years old; I expect further work will be done as part of the migration of the grass server to the projects VM, when the time comes. Given all this, I'm closing this ticket, as SAC is not going to take on the task of getting this implemented.

comment:5 by hamish, 14 years ago

Cc: htdig removed
Keywords: htdig grass added
Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened
Summary: install htdig{download|projects} install htdig

2 years on and we still very much want to use this, or something like it.

note Markus put this out as a request for help, not for SAC to fully do it for us. And it seems grass will be on for a little while yet, not in our own VM to do with as we please.

reopening ticket.

regards, Hamish

comment:6 by crschmidt, 14 years ago


SAC's responsibilities are:

  • Maintenance of infrastructure
  • Maintaining SAC-hosted services (trac, SVN,
  • Maintaining DNS, etc.
  • Helping to maintain hardware for projects
  • Helping to install software for projects when needed.

The htdig software in question was installed on the machine which is hosted on.

Having GRASS on the projects VM does not mean that OSGeo is responsible for GRASS website maintenance; instead, it means that SAC will provide members with access to do the maintenance they need. As far as I understand, there is no one else currently looking to use htdig on the projects VM, so as far as that is concerned, GRASS is free to 'do with as we please' in that regard. (If there was a conflict over this, SAC would step in to help mediate, and possibly create a new VM if it was impossible to come to a reasonable conclusion to the satisfaction of the conflict.)

The maintainership of the GRASS website and its various components falls outside the realm of SAC's responsibilities, and in the hands of GRASS project members. If you wish to extend this capabilty, that is up to GRASS members.

Unless SAC either:

  1. Takes on a general purpose search project for projects, maintaining htdig to search their content or
  2. Takes over maintainership of the GRASS project website

This project remains solidly in the hands of GRASS members, and it is unreasonable to expect that SAC will take on the task of setting this software up; this is true now, and will be true on the new hardware as well.

comment:7 by neteler, 8 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

see #211, closing.

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