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Bug#842040: Please add https support

On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 11:52:09 +0100, Philipp Kern wrote:

> On 20.11.2016 11:45, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> >> But you are absolutely correct in for this to be universally useful,
> >> we'd also need a ca-certificates-udeb. I can take a look at that but I
> >> somewhat fear that it won't be that much smaller than the regular one
> >> (maybe ~150k udeb size).
> > 
> > If you're going to need another cpio archive with PEM files, can't you
> > just add the needed bits (wget & libraries) for https there?
> > 
> > Adding packages for every single image just so that Google people can
> > append a cpio archive with some CAs doesn't look too reasonable to me:
> > you need to do extra work on your end anyway, and everybody pays that
> > price without getting any advantage…
> Well, I said why adding wget plus somehow determining the required
> libraries is harder than just adding some static content.[1] We also
> wouldn't need to do the PEM cpio dance if ca-certificates-udeb would be
> part of the image. We don't need to add an internal CA or something like
> that.
I think until there's a ca-certificates-udeb, adding wget for https in
all images isn't reasonable, vs google rebuilding d-i with added wget
and the PEM bits you need.  I guess ca-certificates-udeb would need some
way to preseed a list of trusted CAs.


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