[Buildroot] github tarball urls: http vs https

Jerzy Grzegorek jerzy.grzegorek at trzebnica.net
Sat Nov 2 17:47:34 UTC 2013

Hi Thomas,

> Hi,
> Packages that are hosted on github and downloaded with the tarball
> method, can either have a http or https URL. It seems that a download
> from http is redirected to the corresponding https URL. To avoid such
> an unnecessary redirect, we could update all github .mk files to use
> https directly.
> I vaguely recall a discussion on the mailing list about this, but I
> don't know what the outcome was. Was there a problem using the https
> URLs with respect to certificates?

It was my proposal.
Please look here:


> If we can clarify this point, we can cleanup and update the manual
> (which talks about http).
> Thanks,
> Thomas

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