Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:15:42 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Supporting git access via smart HTTPS protocol for musl-libc On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 07:58:35PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 04:32:32PM -0600, Assaf Gordon wrote: > > > > > > Thanks for the info. I've been playing with it, but haven't been able > > > to get it to work yet. I suspect thttpd is doing something broken with > > > the POST request since the git clone breaks during that. Going to look > > > at it in more detail later. > > > > The same happened to me with busybox, and was solved by forcing: > > > > export HTTP_CONTENT_ENCODING=gzip > > > > Seems to me (from a cursory look) that "git clone" client always sends > > gzipped (inflate) data, but either doesn't set the HTTP encoding header, > > or the header gets lost somehow. > > > > The git-http-backend uses that header to decide whether to deflate > > the stream or not ( > > https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/http-backend.c#L460 ). > > > > That's the first thing I'd try if the GET request worked but the > > following "POST git-update-pack" > > does not. > > Amazingly, this works, but only if I do it only for > REQUEST_METHOD=POST. Otherwise it breaks the GET request and it never > makes it to the POST. *sigh* There's got to be some better way to fix > this. Anyway, for now this is vaguely working, but it's a hack and it's experimental and might break. Users interested in testing can clone: https://git.musl-libc.org/git/musl It might go up and down while I'm hacking on getting it right, but I intend for the URL to be permanent in the long term. Rich
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