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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: units 2.14-1

On 2017-05-21 23:45, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2017-04-27 13:20, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> * units-2.14-1
>> The Units program converts quantities expressed in various scales to
>> their equivalents in other scales. The units program can handle
>> multiplicative scale changes as well as nonlinear conversions such as
>> Fahrenheit to Celsius or wire gauge. Units comes with an annotated,
>> extendable database defining over two thousand units.
>> This is an update to the latest upstream release, which now supports
>> longer input expressions (e.g. a sum of more than 100 units), control
>> characters treated as white space to avoid producing errors about
>> invalid UTF-8, and includes 2980 units, 109 prefixes, and 96 nonlinear
>> units. cert has been renewed for another 3 months until August 19
and redeployed, so certs are valid and will no longer produce errors.

> Currency exchange rates are updated on every run of setup by a permanent
> postinstall script
> 	/etc/postinstall/
> running
> 	/usr/bin/units_cur
> to access
> which uses HSTS to enforce https access, and whose security certificate
> has expired, so runs will fail with message:
> Error connecting to currency server. <urlopen error [SSL:
> CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:749)>
> If this causes you problems, please temporarily rename the current
> update script /usr/bin/units_cur and replace by the attached, or replace
> the line between the first try: and except ...: by the following lines:
> [the first line is a comment, the remainder are indented two spaces]
> #
>   import ssl
>   ctx = ssl.create_default_context()
>   ctx.check_hostname = False
>   ctx.verify_mode = ssl.CERT_NONE
>   currencies =
> ET.parse(urllib.request.urlopen('',context=ctx)).findall('data')
> to ignore the security certificate expiry until it is renewed (hopefully
> by sometime Tuesday after the holiday): when the security certificate
> has been renewed, I will follow up here to let everyone know.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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