Wget-1.16

Introduction to Wget

The Wget package contains a utility useful for non-interactive downloading of files from the Web.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

Wget Dependencies

Recommended

Optional

libidn-1.29, PCRE-8.36, libwww-perl-6.08 (required for the majority of the test suite), Dante, and libpsl

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/wget

Installation of Wget

Install Wget by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr      \
            --sysconfdir=/etc  \
            --with-ssl=openssl &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc: This relocates the configuration file from /usr/etc to /etc.

--with-ssl=openssl: This allows the program to work with OpenSSL-1.0.1j. It can be omitted if GnuTLS-3.3.10 is found or the HTTPS protocol is not needed.

Configuring Wget

Config Files

/etc/wgetrc and ~/.wgetrc

If you have installed the Certificate Authority Certificates and you want Wget to use them, as the root user:

echo ca-directory=/etc/ssl/certs >> /etc/wgetrc

Contents

Installed Program: wget
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

wget

retrieves files from the Web using the HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols. It is designed to be non-interactive, for background or unattended operations.

Last updated on 2014-10-28 12:38:35 +0000