Very mini-how-to for doing redirects with Aegir CMS 1.0 RC1
Because Midgard overrides the apache RedirectMatch directive, when using Aegir
one must create the equivalent funtionality.
Context for example:
trying to redirect all www.site.org/mailman/* requests
0. Login to Aegir as the admin user.
1. Create a new page (mailman) by clicking on the
on www.site.org and then ‘New’ and then use the
the ‘Subpage’ area to create a page called ‘mailman’.
2. Set the newly created page to ‘Active’ by
clicking on the page then ‘Edit’ then ‘Details’.
Set the ‘Style:’ to ‘/Empty(Shared)’. For the
‘Authentication:’ select ‘active’.
3. Create a new page element under the ‘mailman’ page
by clicking on the mailman page and then ‘New’ and
then in the ‘Page element’ area enter the text ‘code-init’.
(four elements are called automatically by midgard in the
following order: code-compat,code-global,code-init and ROOT.)
4. Click on the page-element and then ‘Edit’. Add the following
php code to the page-element
$i = 0;
$path = ‘/mailman’;
while ($i <= $argc)
$path = $path.”/$argv[$i]”;
For more information about this step, please refer to
This will now mimic the effect of an apache RedirectMatch
RedirectMatch /mailman(.*) http://lists.site.org/mailman$1