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bug #50810: Recommend secure transport (HTTPS) instead of git protocol for cloning Grub

Submitted by:  Sam Kuper <sampablokuper>
Submitted on:  Sat 15 Apr 2017 10:54:37 PM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  Git master Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Sat 15 Apr 2017 10:54:37 PM UTC, original submission:  

The page https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/grub-download.html recommends obtaining the latest GRUB source thus:

git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/grub.git

This should be changed to:

git clone https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/grub.git


Why? Because HTTPS provides some chance of authenticity, integrity and privacy, whereas the plain Git protocol provides none of those.

(Ideally, GRUB commits would be signed too. I have opened a separate action request for that: https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?50809 )

Sam Kuper <sampablokuper>


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