[OpenWrt-Devel] uclient-fetch & SSL WAS:Re: DD: CONFIG_BUSYBOX_DEFAULT_WGET is not set

Felix Fietkau nbd at openwrt.org
Fri Jan 22 17:17:47 EST 2016

On 2016-01-22 22:29, edgar.soldin at web.de wrote:
> On 22.01.2016 16:20, Felix Fietkau wrote:
>> On 2016-01-22 16:03, edgar.soldin at web.de wrote:
>>> On 22.01.2016 14:32, Weedy wrote:
>>>>> Question: The busybox binary (for me) goes from 366,401 bytes to 300,327
>>>> with the removal of wget from it.  Therefore, the uclient-fetch binary
>>>> swapout causes a 46,379 byte increase in size. I assume the desire to move
>>>> to uclient-fetch from busybox is for the SSL support?  If so, it still does
>>>> not support SSL without also building ustream-ssl.
>>> yeah. an ssl capable wget (whatever it's called) out of the box would be greatly appreciated.
>>> @Felix: is that on the table?
>> It's already done. With uclient-fetch, you can simply install any
>> ustream-ssl variant (along with ca-certificates if you want to have
>> proper validation), and it'll immediately be SSL capable. That was my
>> main motivation behind replacing wget with ustream-ssl.
>> The aforementioned size increase is probably either a bug or a
>> measurement error (see my other mail regarding that subject).
> nice! is there a possibility to create a wget wrapper? i assume not
> everyone is familiar with uclient-fetch, so at least a stub noting to
> use uclient-fetch might probably help when users are confused that wget
> isn't there.
You keep asking for things that are already there :)

The uclient-fetch package provides a symlink to wget and it is fully
command line compatible as well. Users don't have to change their habits
and scripts that don't hardcode the path will continue to work as well.

- Felix
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