[Buildroot] github tarball urls: http vs https
Thomas De Schampheleire
patrickdepinguin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 08:11:24 UTC 2013
Hi Arnout, all,
On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 10:28 PM, Arnout Vandecappelle <arnout at mind.be> wrote:
> On 04/11/13 09:33, Thomas De Schampheleire wrote:
>>> IIRC, at some point there was a problem that a download site used a
>>> certificate signed by a recent CA that was not included in the
>>> trusted certificate list, so wget would not accept it. It was discussed
>>> an option was to run wget with --no-check-certificate, but this would
>>> the purpose of https so was rejected. Of course, using an http URL
>>> of an https has the same result.
>> But this seems to be a temporary problem only.
> "Temporary" until the autobuilder's CA certificates are updated, you mean?
Yes, that's what I meant.
>> Besides, what happens in that scenario if you try http, and the server
>> redirects it to https? I would expect the certificate to fail, or does
>> wget pass an implicit --no-check-certificate in this case?
> If it redirects, it will still fail. That's why using the https URL is
> better in that case, as I mentioned above.
Ok, great, so it looks like we have a plan: we implement a github
helper, and have that use https directly.
Now we need a volunteer to do this. I have no problem in doing it but
it would end up on my todo list first, so if there is anyone else who
has time, then please be my guest.
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