How to compile wget for your system

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 https://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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