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Re: [alpine-devel] [PATCH] main/curl: add ca-certificates as dep

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:13:31 +0100

On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:39:57 +0000
Eivind Uggedal <eivind_at_uggedal.com> wrote:

> git is for instance not usable against https repos without valid
> root certs to check against.

Yeah, its needed for https, but curl can work just fine with http/ftp
withotu ca-certificates, which is why I let the ca-certificates be
'optional'.

It is a question of how much bloat (eg have ca-certificates installed
but unused when you only need non-https) you want to pay for the 'just
works' factor.

On the other hand, if ca-certificates is missing, people might use
--insecure to disable certificate checks with https and I don't think
we want encourage that.

Applied. Thanks!

-nc


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