Hi - we want to support existing permalinks like www.graphviz.org/doc/info/attrs.html
but the default markdown translator appears to place this in /_pages/doc/info/attrs.html
in the gitlab site, which is going to break a lot of external references. This must be a well-
I spent a couple of hours tonight trying things.
- It’s easy to place the contents of attrs.html inside a very minimal .md wrapper, but
this resulted in the “undefined method force_encoding” heisenbug. The bug appeared
to go away if I removed some of the PRE content in the HTML, but this
doesn’t inspire confidence and may not work in general.
There are jekyll plugins that seem to help: jekyll-alias-generator seems useful but
is not supported in gitlab and I was relucant to start using custom plugins because
I’m not even sure how they work here, plus additional complexity seems bad.
There’s also redirect-from which appears to be available here, but my content resulted in:
Liquid Exception: invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII in _layouts/redirect.html
I tried fixing this in _config.yml with a lot of
before_script: - apt-get update >/dev/null - apt-get install -y locales >/dev/null - echo "en_US UTF-8" > /etc/locale.gen - locale-gen en_US.UTF-8 - export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 - export LANGUAGE=en_US:en - export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
before_script: - export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 - export LANGUAGE=en_US:en - export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
etc. but none of this made any difference so I backed out all my experiments that broke the build.
How do other people deal with this without a lot of complication?
Stephen North a.k.a. north from graphviz.org