How to compile wget for your system


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How to compile wget for your systemLast Modified: Mar 8, 2008, 4:24 pm
Sometimes the precompiled wget binaries refuse to work with your ssl linked libraries.
The simple solution is to compile a new wget binary to be used with your ssl libraries.

wget http://files.directadmin.com/services/wget-1.8.2.tar.gz
tar xvzf wget-1.8.2.tar.gz
cd wget-1.8.2
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-ssl
make
make install

If you're using FreeBSD, you'd need to use --prefix=/usr/local instead of /usr.
Obviously, if you don't have wget to begin with, you'd need to use another tool to download the wget source code, like "fetch" or "lynx".
 
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