error with wget: use `--no-check-certificate` for licenses/updates


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error with wget: use `--no-check-certificate` for licenses/updatesLast Modified: May 4, 2008, 9:17 am
If you get the following:

server# ./getLicense.sh 1234 5678
--13:13:11--  https://www.directadmin.com/cgi-bin/licenseupdate?lid=1234&uid=5678
          => `/usr/local/directadmin/conf/license.key'
Resolving www.directadmin.com... 66.51.122.131
Connecting to www.directadmin.com|66.51.122.131|:443... connected.
ERROR: Certificate verification error for www.directadmin.com: unable to get local issuer certificate
To connect to www.directadmin.com insecurely, use `--no-check-certificate'.
Unable to establish SSL connection.
Error downloading the license file

You'll need to recompile a new wget binary for your system:

http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=119

Note that the tar.gz package in the above link has been modified from the original; the certificate checks have been removed to prevent the error.

On debian, one can just install ca-certificates to provide the "local issuer certificates" that wget is looking for:

apt-get install ca-certificates

 
Related Helpfiles
Updating your DirectAdmin License manually
How to compile wget for your system

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