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Re: [Xen-devel] default xen "make world" again dependent on non-xenbits repositories and non-http protocol

On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 08:42:22AM -0700, Dan Magenheimer wrote:
> > As far as I'm concerned we've made a conscious decision to make an
> > exception for git.kernel.org, which is after all a very high-profile
> > site that a lot of people depend on which ought not to be down very
> > often or for very long.
> Understood, but the problem (in this case) is not the server
> but the protocol... I don't claim to understand this well, but
> I'm told that git isn't handled by standard proxies.

You can use work-arounds. 'corkscrew' I believe does the job?



> I believe there's an http hg mirror for the kernel but
> I don't know if it works for anything but the main branch.
> Lacking any other solution, is there any easy way for "make world"
> to determine immediately if git.kernel.org is NOT accessible
> via the git protocol (or at least via something like "make check")?
> OR as an absolute minimum the issue should be in the main README.
> Yes, I know I should be able to work around this, but I am
> in part speaking up for all the newbies that would like to work
> on Xen but find "getting started" is too difficult.

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