wget 1.18 in xenial

Asked by Stas on 2016-08-28

Hi,
Is it possible to bump wget in Xenial to 1.18 or greater, it has an important change(from Changelog):

* When Wget is built with libiconv, it now converts non-ASCII URIs to
  the locale's codeset when it creates files. The encoding of the
  remote files and URIs is taken from --remote-encoding, defaulting to
  UTF-8. The result is that non-ASCII URIs and files downloaded via
  HTTP/HTTPS and FTP will have names on the local filesystem that
  correspond to their remote names.

Which fixes incorrect filenames for non-ASCII files.

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2016-08-31
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2016-08-28
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

I suggest that you create a bug report to backport the 1.18 version from yakkety to xenial.

As a quick workaround you might try downloading the .deb file for wget on yakkety and manually installing it on your system
Maybe you can also find a PPA with such version.

I suggest you report a bug

Stas (ivaschenko-stas) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.