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Re: [Bug-wget] wget seems to be "out of touch" with sec urity (fails on
Re: [Bug-wget] wget seems to be "out of touch" with sec urity (fails on most (all?) http websites. ..(where browsers work)
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:50:53 +0000 (UTC)
L Walsh <wget <at> tlinx.org> writes:
> I recently started using 1.14 of wget included with my distro's updates:
> GNU Wget 1.14 built on linux-gnu.
> Trouble is, it gives security warnings on almost every https
> site I access.
> I can't think of 1 where I didn't have to override the security
> warning (and this time, I just put it in my .wgetrc file).
> So why does wget get all these errors when my browsers don't?
It appears your wget is built against the openssl library. For https
certificate verification to work in wget automagically as it does in
the major browsers, openssl needs a properly configured root
certificate store (default location: /etc/ssl/certs).
Check your distrib's documentation/support forums/mailing lists
for how to set this up. It might be a package that you can easily
install (for example, Debian and derivatives call theirs
This is not a wget issue proper.