Wget Upgrade

WGET upgrade

Problem: After changing Apache from using Basic authentication to Digest on a Centos 4.5, I realized that for every request wget was making, it was generating errors on Apache's log (although the scripts were working fine).
This was due to a bug in wget-1.10.2, therefore, the next step was upgrading wget…

Go to the wget website and download the latest tarball and the maintainer's signature:


cd /usr/local/src
wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.11.3.tar.bz2
wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-1.11.3.tar.bz2.sig

Download the maintainer's public key from 2 sources if possible


Install the first public key in your computer

gpg --import public.key1
gpg --list-keys

Verify the tarball

gpg --verify wget-1.11.3.tar.bz2.sig wget-1.11.3.tar.bz2
gpg --fingerprint

Delete the key and install the second one

gpg --delete-key "Micah Cowan"
gpg --import public.key2
gpg --list-keys
gpg --verify wget-1.11.3.tar.bz2.sig wget-1.11.3.tar.bz2
gpg --fingerprint

Copy the verified tarball to /usr/loca/src in all other computers


cd /usr/local/src
tar -xvjf wget-1.11.3.tar.bz2
cd wget-1.11.3.tar.bz2
make install

Find the old wget

locate wget
which wget
whereis wget

Rename it

mv /usr/bin/wget /usr/bin/wget.DoNotUse

Link the one we have just created

ln -s /usr/local/bin/wget /usr/bin/

Check the wget's version

wget -V

Check your wget scripts still work fine

bash -x /home/user/util/scripts/firstScrip.sh
bash -x /home/user/util/scripts/rssimport.sh
/home/user/util/scripts/wget.cron.sh "http://www.hummy.org/path1/path2.cfm?members=" member_index


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