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add support for HTTPS repositories #98
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Jan 11, 2015
I like it.
One thing that is problematic about SSL and Perl is that what sites are trusted is highly dependent on platform. Should we:
Most of these make security decisions on behalf of the user, which I am not crazy about, but there is a practicability about it, and it isn't any less secure than using an http/ftp Alien package which we already support.
Yes, that is what I meant, any Alien::Foo that is connecting to https is going to fail. I am all for https support, but I think there should be some escape mechanism that makes it easy to get it to works without the user having to go in and patch Alien::Base, or figure out how to add the cert for their particular vendor. That is going to frustrate people, esp. when Alien::Foo isn't the thing they are probably interested in (they are of course more interested in Foo::XS or Foo::FFI).
It was looking good on cpan testers so I went ahead and released as 0.008.
I'd like to see some interfaces at some point for allowing integrators to troubleshoot and resolve ssl errors, but I didn't want to delay this feature unnecessarily. @zmughal when/if you have a dist that uses this feature, please let me know the details, I will try it on some of my VMs.