wget is a command-line tool used for downloading files from the internet. RHEL 6 is a version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system that is still in use in some environments. In this guide, we will show you how to install wget on RHEL 6.
Step 1: Check if wget is already installed
The first step is to check if wget is already installed on your system. Run the following command in your terminal:
If wget is already installed, you will see a message that says “wget: missing URL”. If wget is not installed, you will see an error message.
-bash: wget: command not found
Step 2: Enable the EPEL Repository
wget is not included in the default RHEL 6 repository, so you need to enable the EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository. Run the following command:
sudo rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
This command will download and install the EPEL repository.
Step 3: Install wget
Now, you can install wget using the following command:
sudo yum install wget
This command will download and install wget and any dependencies it requires.
[root@rhel6 ~]# yum install wget -y Loaded plugins: rhnplugin This system is not registered with RHN. RHN support will be disabled. Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package wget.i686 0:1.12-1.4.el6 set to be updated --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ==================================================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ==================================================================================================== Installing: wget i686 1.12-1.4.el6 DVD-RHEL6-Repository 481 k Transaction Summary ==================================================================================================== Install 1 Package(s) Upgrade 0 Package(s) Total download size: 481 k Installed size: 1.8 M Downloading Packages: Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction Test Succeeded Running Transaction Installing : wget-1.12-1.4.el6.i686 1/1 Installed: wget.i686 0:1.12-1.4.el6 Complete!
Step 4: Verify the Installation
Once the installation is complete, you can verify that wget is installed by running the following command:
This command will display the version of wget that is installed on your system.
- wget – Check if wget is installed
- sudo rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm – Enable the EPEL repository
- sudo yum install wget – Install wget
- wget –version – Verify the installation
In this guide, we have shown you how to install wget on RHEL 6. By following these steps, you can download files from the internet using the wget command-line tool. We hope this guide has been helpful to you. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvements, please feel free to share them below.