Wget-1.19.2

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-8.1 platform.

Package Information

Wget Dependencies

Recommended

Optional

GnuTLS-3.6.1, GPGME-1.10.0, libidn-1.33, PCRE-8.41, Valgrind-3.13.0 (optional for the test suite), IO::Socket::SSL, HTTP::Daemon (both required for the test suite), 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. Almost all the check-TESTS tests fail if valgrind is enabled (the unit tests all pass).

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 use OpenSSL-1.1.0g instead of GnuTLS-3.6.1.

--enable-valgrind-tests: This allows the tests to be run under valgrind.

Configuring Wget

Config Files

/etc/wgetrc and ~/.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 2017-10-30 19:44:51 -0500