Overlay repo on github

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Mar 30 04:29:00 GMT 2017

On 2017-03-29 16:11, Ken Pillay wrote:
>> On Mar 28, 2017, at 10:57 AM, David Stacey wrote:
>> On 28/03/17 18:21, Ivan Gagis wrote:
>>> I'm trying to setup a cygwin overlay repo right on github, here:
>>> https://github.com/igagis/cygwin-repo
>>> But when I pass the repo URL to setup utility as follows:
>>> http://github.com/igagis/cygwin-repo/raw/master/
>>> it does not work. Setup utility tries to download setup.xz and
>>> just stalls with 0% progress bar, and the only option is to
>>> Cancel the setup.
>>> So, the question is what is wrong? Could there be some
>>> redirections happening on github which the setup program does not
>>> support?
>>> It looks like when using this 'raw content' URLs to github it
>>> works as usual file tree, shouldn't it work?
>> This is because Cygwin's setup supports http but not https.
> the difference in http and https is port 80 versus 8080

Default port http 80 vs https 443. Port 8080 is often used for local 
web services and testing. Https also has the minor extra requirements 
of TLS, digital certificate, and crypto support i.e. some SSL support 

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

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