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Re: people.debian.org will move from ravel to paradis and become HTTPS only

On Wed, 2014-07-16 at 19:50 +0200, Bálint Réczey wrote:
> 2014-07-15 21:39 GMT+02:00 Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org>:
> > On 2014-07-15 16:00, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Martin Zobel-Helas dixit:
> >>>>
> >>>> Furthermore, we will change the people.debian.org web-service such that
> >>>> only HTTPS connections will be supported (unencrypted requests will be
> >>>> redirected).
> >>
> >> […]
> >>>
> >>> Take it as a heads-up to maybe move stuff elsewhere, if it needs http
> >>> (e.g. APT repos work well via http since they use PGP for signatures).
> >>
> >> Actually, this will break most DDs’ APT repositories because
> >> apt-transport-https is usually not installed.
> >
> >
> > Pointing machines to a non-mirrored SPoF running on donated project
> > resources was bound to be not such a great idea anyway.
> Which place would be better for hosting DD's APT repositories? I had
> the impression that p.d.o were the usual place for them and it served
> quite well.
> I would also be interested in keeping plain HTTP to not break
> repositories (including mine :-)).

I would have thought it was possible to configure this redirection to be
conditional on the User-Agent string.

But also, perhaps apt should start recommending apt-transport-https.


Ben Hutchings
Hoare's Law of Large Problems:
        Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

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