[imps] build.py --local [was: local install on Centos 6, BUILD SUCCESSFUL, but not quite ...]

Michael[tm] Smith mike at w3.org
Thu Mar 29 00:00:24 PDT 2012

I don't remember now if I mentioned this already or not, but if you run the
build script with the "--local" option, it will not make any requests to
www.iana.org or wiki.whatwg.org. It will instead used cached copies of the
pages it would otherwise request from those sites.


"Michael[tm] Smith" <mike at w3.org>, 2012-01-19 20:04 +0900:

> Rancid Iodine <rancid.iodine at gmail.com>, 2012-01-18 12:11 +0000:
> > So with these firewall exceptions (for outgoing connections on ports 80
> > and 443) in mind, my question is now this: to WHICH target hosts on the
> > internet shall we authorise the exceptions?
> > Thomas you mentioned various dependencies are needed from
> > http://www.iana.org <http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets,>
> > ... and I could do a big rgrep and some sedding for http://* in checker/
> > to see about anything else, but there seems to be so much that I'm not
> > entirely sure where else is relevant in the massive directory tree under
> > checker/. I can also see more items being needed (possibly) from
> > http://www.w3.org, and http://xml.org, mentions of
> > http://www.apps.ietf.org/, http://www.junit.org, and possibly other
> > places from other directories outside checker/dependencies.
> The only sites that the validator.nu build needs to get resources from are
> wiki.whatwg.org, www.iana.org, and www.w3.org. It needs to reach
> wiki.whatwg.org and www.iana.org each time you rebuild. But it only needs
> to reach www.w3.org once -- the very first time you build (though it needs
> to download multiple resources that one time).
>   --Mike

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