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From Kay Schenk <ksch...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ./bootstrap: LWP::Protocol::https replaced by java.net.URLConnection
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:04:58 GMT
On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 6:38 AM, Damjan Jovanovic <damjan@apache.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:43 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
>
> > On 7/24/2016 10:24 AM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> > ...
> >
> >> So how do we download files now?
> >>
> >> Java. Java supports https:// out of the box, is very portable between
> >> operating systems and CPUs, uses its own root CA certificates, is
> already
> >> used on all the buildbots, and is documented as being a mandatory build
> >> dependency (even though it doesn't seem that way in ./configure). A
> simple
> >> class main/solenv/javadownloader/AOOJavaDownloader.java gets compiled
> into
> >> main/solenv/<platform>/class/AOOJavaDownloader.class by the ./bootstrap
> >> script, and then called from Perl's main/solenv/bin/
> >> download_external_dependencies.pl and
> >> main/solenv/bin/modules/ExtensionsLst.pm using system(), in place of
> >> LWP::UserAgent. Internally, it uses java.net.URLConnection for
> http/https
> >> support, deals with HTTP redirection, also verifying MD5 and SHA1 hashes
> >> like the Perl DownloadFile() function it replaces.
> >>
> >> The way it's been set up is a bit of a hack, but it's working
> phenomenally
> >> well on both FreeBSD and Windows, and with it the Windows aoo-win7
> >> buildbot
> >> has successfully bootstrapped for the first time in memorable history,
> and
> >> with VCVARS32.BAT eliminated it looks like it may even finish building
> >> successfully!
> >>
> >
> > This sounds very promising. I hope it works.
> >
>
> Every nightly buildbot bootstraps now and every *nix buildbot among them
> builds successfully. I consider the patch a complete success.
>
> The snapshot buildbots still can't bootstrap unless they have
> LWP::Protocol::https installed - not until we make another snapshot for
> them with r1753943 merged.
>
> It's just Windows we have to fix now. See the other thread.
>

​Hi. OK, and maybe a dumb question. The Perl procedure also checks the MD5
checksums. Would a new java download procedure also be setup to do this?​


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