Thursday, September 15, 2016

How to install cURL 7.50.3 released on Ubuntu 16.04

   curl is used in command lines or scripts to transfer data. It is also used in cars, television sets, routers, printers, audio equipment, mobile phones, tablets, settop boxes, media players and is the internet transfer backbone for thousands of software applications affecting billions of humans daily.

cURL 7.50.3 changelog
  •  Bugfixes:
    • CVE-2016-7167: escape and unescape integer overflows
    • use SHA256 instead of SHA1
    • checksrc: detect strtok() use
    • errors: new alias CURLE_WEIRD_SERVER_REPLY
    • http2: support > 64bit sized uploads
    • openssl: fix bad memory free (regression)
    • CMake: hide private library symbols
    • http: refuse to pass on response body when NO_NODY is set
    • cmake: fix curl-config --static-libs
    • mbedtls: switch off NTLM in build if md4 isn't available
    • curl: --create-dirs on windows groks both forward and backward slashes 

Installation instructions: 

    Open terminal and insert command line...

$ wget

$ tar xvf curl-7.50.3.tar.gz

$ cd curl-7.50.3/

$ ./configure

$ make

$ sudo make install

1 comment:

  1. Tnx.
    There was error after installation:
    "curl: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

    sudo ldconfig

    fixed it.