Package Details: wget2-git 1.99.1.r174.gcee142cf-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/wget2-git.git (read-only)
Package Base: wget2-git
Description: Updated version of popular Wget tool
Upstream URL: http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/wget.html
Keywords: download gnu network wget
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: wget2
Provides: wget2
Submitter: darnir
Maintainer: darnir
Last Packager: darnir
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.027483
First Submitted: 2016-02-03 21:03
Last Updated: 2019-02-16 23:30

Latest Comments

darnir commented on 2018-04-23 20:09

Nope. flex is a part of base-devel and you should always have it installed if you're going to use the AUR.

turtur commented on 2018-04-23 05:19

please add flex package as dependency for wget2-git

darnir commented on 2018-02-16 14:24

Fixed it. Thanks!

Alad commented on 2018-02-16 02:38

==> Starting build()... Submodule 'gnulib' (https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/gnulib.git) registered for path 'gnulib' Cloning into '/home/archie/.cache/aurutils/snapshot/wget2-git/src/wget2/gnulib'... done. Submodule path 'gnulib': checked out '646a44e1b190c4a7f6a9f32c63230c619e38d251' ./bootstrap: line 221: gperf: command not found ./bootstrap: Error: 'gperf' not found

./bootstrap: Please install the prerequisite programs

darnir commented on 2018-01-21 12:07

Thanks! Added.

test0 commented on 2018-01-21 11:55

please add lzip package as dependency for wget2-git

darnir commented on 2016-03-07 09:29

A good place to read about it is the official README file at: https://github.com/rockdaboot/wget2

For a tl;dr version, it provides a libwget library, is a significantly cleaned up version of Wget's code base and implements multiple features like HTTP/2, full metalink support and gzip encoding which are not available in Wget.

The tool is also written by the maintainers of Wget, and as soon as a stable version of Wget2 is released Wget will go into a bug-fix only stage. Already, the developers are not keen on adding many new features to Wget, and spending time improving Wget2 for its first stable release.

d72 commented on 2016-03-07 09:17

In what ways is it updated? Why should I use it rather than the normal wget package?

darnir commented on 2016-02-04 07:05

For the latest version of of Wget, you should consider using wget-git which is also available on AUR.
Wget2-git should be considered as a beta software as it does not have any official releases yet. Though yes, I do plan to update the pkgbuild with HTTP/2 support soon.

glitsj16 commented on 2016-02-04 06:30

Thanks for adding this to the AUR, especially since wget in extra has been flagged out of date for a while now. Would you consider adding nghttp2 to optdepends for HTTP/2 support?