Re: Default branch names in git urls


Richard Purdie
 

On Tue, 2021-11-02 at 11:32 +0100, Martin Jansa wrote:
There is even bigger issue with git repos from github.com now:

https://github.blog/2021-09-01-improving-git-protocol-security-github/#no-more-unauthenticated-git

bitbake git fetcher uses git:// protocol by default and as of today you can
experience "short brownouts" and on January 11 it will all fail to fetch (and
only fully populated PREMIRRORS can save you for a while, until SRCREV is
updated).

Short statistics from current oe-core/master:
martin@jama:/OE/openembedded-core$ git grep git://github.* | grep -v protocol=
| wc -l
52
martin@jama:/OE/openembedded-core$ git grep git://github.*protocol=https | wc
-l
20
martin@jama:/OE/openembedded-core$ git grep git://github.*protocol=git | wc -l
2

54 from 74 recipes will fail to fetch in oe-core only.
Thanks for reporting this, it helps to know this is happening as we'll probably
start seeing odd error reports for the brownouts.

I've updated the conversion script I mentioned earlier in this thread to handle
remapping the github.com urls too and also fixed the few corner cases I found
after the first conversion. I've sent those patches to OE-Core.

For the older releases, rather than trying to rewrite all the urls, I think we
may want to patch bitbake to correctly handle the github urls specifically.

Cheers,

Richard

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