I don't see this as critical as there are other tools (e.g. lynx/ncftp) to accomplish the same, but
in any case...
wget-1.7 has been patched (based on ftp://ftp.kame.net/pub/kame/misc/wget-17*) to enable
The updated package is at http://www.netcore.fi/pekkas/linux/ipv6/
- KAME patch
- additional patch to configure.in, config.h.in to make the autoconf work
- add autoconf, %configure --enable-ipv6 (else it will go on only if ipv6 is enabled on _building_ host)
IPv6-binary tested to work on IPv4-only systems, connecting to both EPRT/PORT ftp sites with ipv4, etc.
Created attachment 25292 [details]
additional patch required
Requiring IPv6 on the build machine is not acceptable.
Let me clarify.
With the patch if you do:
%configure, IPv6 will get enabled only if the building host has ipv6 enabled
%configure --enable-ipv6 (as suggested), IPv6 will always get enabled, and the
building host doesn't have to be IPv6-enabled.
Sorry for too few words :-)
Is that really the only patch? It looks short...
No; this is just an additonal patch, required to make autoconf'ized IPv6-enabling to work
(there were bugs in KAME patch).
The main patch is at ftp://ftp.kame.net/pub/kame/misc/wget-17*, or a tailed-down version
(patches to configure, libtool etc. removed) in my .src.rpm.
-2 from your site doesn't build properly:
gcc -I. -I. -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DSYSTEM_WGETRC=\"/etc/wgetrc\"
-DLOCALEDIR=\"/usr/share/locale\" -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -c host.c
host.c: In function `store_hostaddress':
host.c:209: structure has no member named `sa_len'
It does build with --enable-ipv6, but needs to build without it as well.
Created attachment 27393 [details]
ipv4-only compilation fix
Sigh.. there's a dummy sa_len that isn't used anywhere at least yet. sa_len was removed in glibc 2.2.
Attached patch will fix it. Also updated in my src.rpm.
Mmm. I really don't get why WONTFIX?
Mainly because I'd like someone to push it into the upstream version :)