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bug#28159: Updater needs to support HTTP(S) servers

From: Hartmut Goebel
Subject: bug#28159: Updater needs to support HTTP(S) servers
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:25:58 +0200
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Am 22.08.17 um 10:57 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:
> More precisely, several updaters rely on FTP (gnu, kernel.org, kde,
> etc. see (guix gnu-maintenance)), but others rely on structured data
> retrieved over HTTP(S) (pypi, cran, elpa, etc.)

For the records: KDE no longer relies on FTP access. It now fetches the
ls-lR.bz2 file list using HTTPS from download.kde.org, converts it into
a list of file paths and caches the list.

See http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=36919
commit 4eb69bf0d33810886ee118f38989cef696e4c868

Hartmut Goebel

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