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Re: [Bug-wget] the gnu.org wget manual

From: John
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] the gnu.org wget manual
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:23:44 -0500

"Micah Cowan" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:<address@hidden>...
On 06/21/2012 04:08 PM, John wrote:
> Hello.
> After looking at the manual for wget while online here
> "https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/wget.html";, I created the
> following command to download it:
> wget --secure-protocol=auto --convert-links --page-requisites
> --append-output=c:\logging\wget\wget.log --server-response
> --read-timeout=600 www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/wget.html
> The command failed and the log explained that it could not verify the CA
> certificate from Gandi. I looked at the Gandi site to see about
> downloading it, but I couldn't find any link for it. Then I sent an
> email to the webmaster at "gnu.org", and he promptly responded with this
> link, "http://crt.gandi.net/GandiStandardSSLCA.crt";.  I downloaded that
> certificate and let Windows install it in the default location of its
> choice. I am using 64-bit Win7.
> I then ran the same command, but nothing different happened.

Have you tried the --ca-certificate=... option? If it doesn't work
against the Gandi-specific cert, you might also try the cert at
root/bin/cacert.pem that seems to have been included.

Micha, hello. Okay, it is working now that I have used the --ca-certificate option against the provided pem. Awesome! I was expecting (hoping) it to be aware of Windows Certificate Store, which is updated automatically periodically, but I can see that appears not to be the case, as Ángel pointed out too. I suppose I will just have to update the separate one which, according to the text in the pem itself, it retrieved from Mozilla's website:

"These were automatically extracted from Mozilla's root certificates file (certdata.txt). This file can be found in the mozilla source tree: http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/security/nss/lib/ckfw/builtins/certdata.txt?raw=1";

I don't expect that this would change much, but I will need to retrieve it myself now. It will probably cover most cases too. Then again, maybe there is some way to export Windows CA store into a workable format?

The more I look at this program and consider how I will be using it, the more I am beginning to think that using it with Windows command shell will be just as efficient as any GUI I might be able to make use of, at least for the most part. I did find one program called WinWget here: http://www.cybershade.us/winwget/, but it is older and I believe wget has many more features currently than it allows for. Even so, I really thing making some text files would be the way to go. Anyway, thanks again and talk to you later.


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