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Old 10-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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a question about multi lib

what would be the wget command be to download the multilib files needed for a full install of multilib ?
without downloading the whole website

my head starts to swim reading wget's man page long before I get it worked out

don't get me wrong I'm grateful to have the man page I just wish the most commonly used options came first

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Old 10-18-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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I don't know how to do it with wget off-hand but if you're willing to use lftp, then the following should work:
$ lftp -c "open ; mget *"
If you want the compat32 packages as well then use this instead:
$ lftp -c "open ; mirror -i ."
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:05 AM   #3
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I use wget for a number of tasks, but it was just easier to use lftp based on information from Alien Bob's wiki site:

# Grab multilib packages from Alien Bob site


echo "Syncing version multilib packages for '$VERSION' ..."

if [ ! -d ${TOPDIR}/multilib ]; then
  echo "Target directory ${TOPDIR}/multilib does not exist!"
  exit 1

cd ${TOPDIR}/multilib
lftp -c "open ; mirror -e -n ${VERSION}"

echo ...done.
or "" as appropriate. I think "mirror -e -n" is better than "mirror -i" for this case.
Old 10-20-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by rob.rice View Post
what would be the wget command be to download the multilib files needed for a full install of multilib ?
without downloading the whole website
The syntax below worked for me. It should download recursively, accepting (txz,txt,asc) extensions and GPG and README files, into a parent directory ("multilib") in the local directory. The -nH and cut-dirs will remove the host name and path (mirrors/people/...) otherwise you'll end up with a long local directory structure. You can tweak it to suit your needs.
wget -r -np -nH -Pmultilib --cut-dirs=5 -A txz,txt,asc,"GPG*","READM*"


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