How to Install wget on Fedora 16

In this guide, we will walk you through the process of installing wget on a Fedora 16 server. The wget command is a free network utility for Linux that allows you to download files from the web. However, you may find that the wget command does not come pre-installed with a minimum installation of Fedora 16. Don’t worry, though, as we will provide a step-by-step guide to install this utility on your server.

Before we proceed, it’s important to note that this guide assumes you have set up a local yum repository using your DVDROM. If you haven’t done so, you can follow our guide on how to set up a local yum repository from a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image on Fedora 16.

Without the wget command installed, you will encounter an error that says “wget: command not found”. But once you’ve followed the steps in this guide, you’ll have wget installed and ready to use on your Fedora 16 server.

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Installing wget on Fedora 16

The first step in installing wget on your Fedora 16 server is to run the following command:

[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install wget -y

This command initiates the installation process and resolves any dependencies that may be required for wget to function properly. The output of this command will look something like this:

[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install wget -y
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package wget.i686 0:1.12-4.fc16 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================
 Package          Arch             Version                    Repository                       Size
====================================================================================================
Installing:
 wget             i686             1.12-4.fc16                Fedora16-Repository             478 k

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================
Install       1 Package

Total download size: 478 k
Installed size: 1.8 M
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Check
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : wget-1.12-4.fc16.i686                                                            1/1

Installed:
  wget.i686 0:1.12-4.fc16

Complete!

This output indicates that the wget package has been successfully installed on your Fedora 16 server.

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Commands Mentioned

  • yum install wget -y – This command installs the wget utility on your Fedora 16 server.

Conclusion

In conclusion, installing wget on your Fedora 16 server is a straightforward process that can be accomplished with a single command. This utility is essential for downloading files from the web and should be part of any server administrator’s toolkit.

Remember, before you can install wget, you need to have a local yum repository set up.

We hope this guide has been helpful in getting wget installed on your Fedora 16 server. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Happy hosting!

FAQ

  1. What is wget?

    Wget is a free network utility for Linux that allows you to download files from the web.

  2. Why is wget not pre-installed on Fedora 16?

    Fedora 16 comes with a minimum installation that does not include some utilities like wget. However, itcan be easily installed using the yum package manager.

  3. What is a yum repository?

    A yum repository is a storage location from where your system retrieves and installs OS updates and applications. It can be locally hosted or available over the network.

  4. How do I set up a local yum repository?

    You can set up a local yum repository using a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image. This can be done by mounting the image and configuring the repository details.

  5. What does the command ‘yum install wget -y’ do?

    The command ‘yum install wget -y’ instructs the yum package manager to install the wget utility on your server. The ‘-y’ option automatically answers yes to any prompts that may come up during the installation process.

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