Use http URL in ASF closer script.

The script often redirects to http and the ant
get task doesn't follow https to http redirects
("Redirection detected from https to http.
Protocol switch unsafe, not allowed.").

Reverts small part of r1834077.

Backport of r1837895 from trunk resp. r1837899
from tc8.5.x.

git-svn-id: 13f79535-47bb-0310-9956-ffa450edef68
diff --git a/ b/
index 123708b..a0515e8 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -88,7 +88,7 @@
 # Do not pass -deprecation (-Xlint:deprecation) flag to javac
diff --git a/webapps/docs/changelog.xml b/webapps/docs/changelog.xml
index a5c0990..36b569d 100644
--- a/webapps/docs/changelog.xml
+++ b/webapps/docs/changelog.xml
@@ -61,6 +61,15 @@
+  <subsection name="Other">
+    <changelog>
+      <fix>
+        Switch the build script to use http for downloads from an ASF mirror
+        using the closer.lua script to avoid failures due to HTTPS to HTTP
+        redirects. (rjung)
+      </fix>
+    </changelog>
+  </subsection>
 <section name="Tomcat 8.0.53 (violetagg)" rtext="2018-07-05">
   <subsection name="Catalina">