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task #14614: [octave forge] provide more secure package download

Submitted by:  Olaf Till <i7tiol>
Submitted on:  Sun 27 Aug 2017 03:56:19 PM UTC  
Should Start On: Sun 27 Aug 2017 12:00:00 AM UTCShould be Finished on: Sun 27 Aug 2017 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Octave Forge <octave-forge>Originator Name: 
Open/Closed: OpenFixed Release: None
Planned Release: None

Sun 27 Aug 2017 03:56:19 PM UTC, original submission:

This is not yet well thought through.

We should think about a more secure package download, maybe a package signing mechanism. Currently, if packages are downloaded from Sourceforge, https:// is used. But 'pkg install -forge' uses an Octave server for redirection, thereby only using http://.

Olaf Till <i7tiol>
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