AIX git SSL woes

Oh joy and happiness I have to admin AIX boxes. One of the first things I hit was using git to clone some stuff from github erroring out with:

SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate

Yep, simple problem, no ssl ca bundle on the system. You can use either the bulldozer solution and have either:

export GIT_SSL_NO_VERIFY=true


git config http.sslVerify false  ( git config --unset http.sslVerify )

because who cares about MITM attacks especially to deployed software on production servers

Or you can go to actually fix the issue and install a ca bundle. I downloaded mine from the curl site, here:

I downloaded the cacert.pem file and configured git to use it like this:

wget --no-check-certificate -O /var/ssl/cacert.pem
git config --system  http.sslcainfo /var/ssl/cacert.pem

The no-check-certificate is required because at this point wget has no way of checking the certificate either. If you want to ensure the validity of the file download it from a working system and scp it to the remote problem server.

Use Vagrant on Windows with Ansible under Cygwin

If due to some reason you have to run vagrant under windows and plan on using Ansible you will need a couple of wrappers.

ansible-playbook.bat has to be in the Windows PATH; is called by ansible-playbook.bat to change paths from Windows style paths to *nix style paths that ansible under cygwin can understand.