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#1 2018-09-28 12:26:30

schard
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From: Hannover
Registered: 2016-05-06
Posts: 119

[solved] Confusing and outdated wiki links in sticky topic(s)

Recently I had a problem with lack of entropy using pacman-key¹.
Looking for a solution I found a pinned post² suggesting haveged, which worked fine.
Today I discovered, that the linked wiki article³ was outdated. Thus I changed the "rc.d" command to "systemctl".
However, I did not realize, that the actual link from the pinned post was referring to an explicit version of the article, making me "destroy" an entire history of changes.
Realizing that, I immediately reverted my changes⁴.
To avoid confusing other people who might follow the respective link, especially newbies, and trying to run "rc.d", would it be possible to modify the link in the pinned post to refer to the latest version of the respective page?
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1) https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=239940
2) https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130138
3) https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?ti … he_keyring
4) https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?ti … on=history

Last edited by schard (2018-10-02 07:06:11)

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#2 2018-09-28 12:32:59

nl6720
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Registered: 2016-07-02
Posts: 99

Re: [solved] Confusing and outdated wiki links in sticky topic(s)

While the link in the "Common Problems and Issues" thread should definitely be changed, when editing an old version of a wiki page you should see a warning:

Warning: You are editing an out-of-date revision of this page. If you save it, any changes made since this revision will be lost.

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#3 2018-09-28 12:49:58

schard
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From: Hannover
Registered: 2016-05-06
Posts: 119

Re: [solved] Confusing and outdated wiki links in sticky topic(s)

@nl6720
I really did not see such a message but maybe I didn't look closely enough.
But it wouldn't even be necessary, if I had previewed my changes first. hmm
However, I was able to just revert it, so no harm done.

Last edited by schard (2018-09-28 12:53:53)

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#4 2018-09-28 13:45:52

V1del
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Registered: 2012-10-16
Posts: 5,694

Re: [solved] Confusing and outdated wiki links in sticky topic(s)

FWIW I fixed the link to reference the default version, was probably an accident that it hardlinked to an old ref in the first place.

Last edited by V1del (2018-09-28 13:50:00)

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#5 2018-10-02 07:05:44

schard
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From: Hannover
Registered: 2016-05-06
Posts: 119

Re: [solved] Confusing and outdated wiki links in sticky topic(s)

Thank you.

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