GitHub Support after SSL Change...

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18 Feb, 2018 08:45 AM

Dear CK and TFF Team: Just a quick question. I seem to recall you saying you were moving to GitHub and if that is the case, how are you getting around their SSL change for update-checks and such?

I am tied to a project on there and we can't get through any longer with shell-scripting in Tiger.

Any Ideas very much welcome.

Adam :0)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 19 Feb, 2018 01:06 AM

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    You would need to build a new git with an updated openssl. I actually did build this (it builds updated openssl, openssh, curl and git binaries and statically links them so that they are drop-in replacements), and we'll see if it works. If it does, then I'll make it available. It has no dependencies other than Xcode 2.5.

    Alternatively, you could update using MacPorts, though I imagine not much is checked against Tiger these days. I didn't have a good result trying to do this with Tigerbrew, which is why I did it myself.

  2. 2 Posted by Adam Albrec on 19 Feb, 2018 03:27 AM

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    Thanks so much for the reply! How are you handling ssl with TFF? I never run into problems with it. Am wondering is it possible to make a terminal executable for curl that can be bundled?


    BTW a different kind of "Ludditism" - here are a few shots taken with a 1951 Kodak Signet 35 (originally made for the US Airforce). Scanned with Nikon 4000 ED in OS9.

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     Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 5:06 PM

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 19 Feb, 2018 03:32 AM

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    TenFourFox includes its own TLS library (Mozilla NSS), which is completely separate from the operating system.

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