Never suggest the --no-check-certificate option for wget.

RESOLVED FIXED

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RESOLVED FIXED
4 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: mhoye, Assigned: wbamberg)

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4 years ago
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Simple_Firefox_build/Linux_and_MacOS_build_preparation

This document suggests that if "wget script.py | python script.py" doesn't work, that turning off certificate checking is the right thing.

We should instead say only that the user should upgrade their certificate store, rather than suggesting --no-check-certificate, which certainly seems to be a bad practice these days.
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Comment 1

4 years ago
Agreed! Does it look better now?
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Updated

4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(mhoye)
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Comment 2

4 years ago
Much much, and a search shows no other instances of it outstanding. Thank you.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(mhoye)
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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