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Re: curl binaries for Linux

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 20:27:01 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Naveen Srinivasa Murthy wrote:

(Posting this reply to the main curl list as it seems more appropriate there
than on the libcurl list)

> I need to use the cURL command line utility on a linux box. Previously i
> have downloaded curl binary appln on windows and used it. But im little
> confused doing the same on Linux. On the site ive seen the linux binaries
> in ".deb" file. The site says use dpkg to extract. But im confused.

There are two main package formats on linux. The debian and the RPM. You
should pick the package your linux installation uses. Redhat, mandrake, suse
and more use the RPM.

> Please suggest a way i can download and put the binaries on Linux.

For RPMs, get the curl i386.rpm file. Unfortunately, there's no 7.5.1 version
around in that format so you'd have to get a slightly older. Pick one here:

If you're running a debian installation, then pick your archive from

> Im more inclined towards directly taking the binaries since ive never
> worked on c/c++ , gcc and that "makefile" funda.

Compiling and building curl on linux is about is only a tad bit harder than
getting the binaries:

# tar -xzf curl-7.5.1.tar.gz
# cd curl-7.5.1
# ./configure
# make
# make install

  Daniel Stenberg -- curl project maintainer --
Received on 2000-12-21