Re: problem with wget -O
On Tuesday 26 January 2021 04:47:27 Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2021-01-26 10:40:01 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > On 2021-01-25 17:42:51 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Monday 25 January 2021 17:04:23 Greg Wooledge wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 04:07:33PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > > gene@coyote:~/src/build$ cd .. && wget -O opencv.zip
> > > > > https://github.com/opencv/opencv/archive/master.zip Cannot
> > > > > specify both -k or --convert-file-only and -O if multiple URLs
> > > > > are given, or
> ^^ ^^
> > > > > in combination with -p or -r. See the manual for details.
> > > > > Usage: wget [OPTION]... [URL]...
> > [...]
> > > > Do you have a ~/.wgetrc file? If so, what's in it? If not,
> > > > what's in your /etc/wgetrc file (other than comments and blank
> > > > lines)?
> > >
> > > gene@coyote:~$ cat .wgetrc
> > > no_parent = on
> > > follow_ftp = on
> > > recursive = on
> > > reclevel = 20
> > > convert_links = on
> > Note that convert_links is -k and you have "recursive = on", which
> > means multiple URLs. Then the use of -O on the command line explains
> > the error.
> Actually the error message explicitly mentions -r, which is implied
> by "recursive = on". So, as a summary, you simultaneously have the
> equivalent of -k, -O and -r.
The thing I don't get was that is the direct command from their buildit
page. You would think that would lead to such a common failure that it
would be documented.
And I went back thru the history and found some dependency fail this
might have cause, and which synaptic won't let me fix, broken held
packages but won't ident the clashes so they might be fixed. So I blew
away my .wgetrc and am pulling fresh copies of both.
Thanks for hanging in there till we actually found the problem. Much
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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