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From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicholaskwiatkow...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: SDK Installer trouble
Date Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:53:57 GMT
They didn't give a drop-dead date for the move, but they asked us to start
making the change.  I think it would be reasonable for us to push that
change with the next installer update.

I don't think we need our own CGI script in the future, if we can utilize
the JSON file.  They originally put that in for the Open Office folks, so I
know they won't change it on the fly for the next reason.

-Nick

On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 1:19 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> Yup, it certainly is a hack, but one we could put in place quickly.
>
> How long did Infra say they’d let us run the way we currently are?  Are
> they also deprecating the asjson param in favor of as_json?
>
> If we do go and change the Installer, it seems like we need to have it
> pull its mirror URL from a new entry in the sdk-installer-4.0.xml file,
> otherwise we’ll break current installs.  Does that make sense?  And if we
> are going to use JSON, do we even our own cgi script.  Seems like we can
> just parse what we need out of the JSON?
>
> -Alex
>
> On 9/2/15, 1:37 PM, "Nicholas Kwiatkowski" <nicholaskwiatkowski@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >We could, but that is very hack-ish.  Even more hack-ish than the
> >installer
> >code-base.
> >
> >-Nick
> >
> >On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I’m just exploring ways to avoid having to make another Installer
> >>release.
> >>  From a quick look at the code, the Installer code effectively
> >> screen-scrapes the cgi result.  It looks like it is looking for the
> >>first
> >> <p> tag.  Switching to JSON certainly makes sense, but then we need a
> >>new
> >> release.  Could our single-mirror-url.cgi call mirror.cgi with as_json
> >>and
> >> find the URL in the JSON, wrap it in a <p> tag and return that?  I don’t
> >> know much about cgi.
> >>
> >> -Alex
> >>
> >> On 9/2/15, 12:18 PM, "Nicholas Kwiatkowski"
> >> <nicholaskwiatkowski@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >We are OK still having the .cgi on our site as is.  But they deprecated
> >> >the
> >> >results of mirrors.cgi that output just the URL.  They want us to use
> >>that
> >> >same script, but with the JSON output.
> >> >
> >> >-Nick
> >> >
> >> >On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 11:26 AM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi Nick,
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks for digging into this.  FWIW, the flex-sdk download.xml ant
> >> >>script
> >> >> currently uses closer.cgi.  The FlexJS install script uses
> >> >> http://www.apache.org/dyn/mirrors/mirrors.cgi.  If infra has shut
> off
> >> >> mirrors.cgi then we have more work to do, although we already hit
> >> >> mirrors.cgi with an “asjson” parameter as opposed to the “as_json”
> >> >> parameter Infra is now suggesting.  Is Infra blocking the old asjson
> >> >> parameter?
> >> >>
> >> >> Before we put everything on hold to try to create another Installer
> >> >> release, is there any way we can redirect our single-mirror-url.cgi
> >>to
> >> >> some other URL?  I don’t know if the .htaccess files kick in first,
> >>or
> >> >>if
> >> >> we can fix the installer by changing the
> >>sdk-installer-config-4.0.xml to
> >> >> point to a single-mirror-url.lua or something like that.  AFAICT, the
> >> >> installer picks up the URL of single-mirror-url.cgi from the
> >> >> sdk-installer-config-4.0.xml file.
> >> >>
> >> >> -Alex
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> On 9/2/15, 7:11 AM, "Nicholas Kwiatkowski"
> >> >><nicholaskwiatkowski@gmail.com>
> >> >> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> >Infra has put in a temporary fix for this.  Everything should be
> >> >>working
> >> >> >again.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >They have asked us to switch to a system that can parse JSON. 
The
> >>JSON
> >> >> >call will call the new LUA script which helps them out.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >It looks like we will have to fix the installer badge and the
> >>installer
> >> >> >itself.  I don't think anything else depends on the CGI on our
> >>server
> >> >> >(somebody correct me if I'm wrong).  The new URL to parse would
be
> >> >> >http://flex.apache.org/single-mirror-url.cgi?as_json=1
> >> >> >
> >> >> >-Nick
> >> >> >
> >> >> >On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 9:40 AM, Nicholas Kwiatkowski <
> >> >> >nicholaskwiatkowski@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> I'm working with infra to see what is going on.  We are not
the
> >>only
> >> >> >> project to report it, it seems.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> -Nick
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 8:09 AM, Tom Chiverton <tc@extravision.com
> >
> >> >> >>wrote:
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>> Yes, I am afraid so.
> >> >> >>>
> >> >> >>> They have made changes to how the mirror URLs are retrieved.
> >> >> >>> It looks like we will need to change the installer to
replace
> >>.cgi
> >> >>with
> >> >> >>> .lua in the call, and also tidy up whatever is causing
the HTML
> >> >> >>>comment to
> >> >> >>> appear.
> >> >> >>>
> >> >> >>> In the mean time, you should be able to install using
Ant
> >> >>(instructions
> >> >> >>> on the help page linked from the side of the installer
Flash
> >>app).
> >> >> >>>
> >> >> >>> Tom
> >> >> >>>
> >> >> >>> On 02/09/15 12:30, Harbs wrote:
> >> >> >>>
> >> >> >>>> Is this a problem with the Apache mirror setup?
> >> >> >>>>
> >> >> >>>
> >> >> >>>
> >> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>

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