Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, cURL is a command line download manager, having support for HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP upload, SSL certificates, HTTP form based upload, proxies, user and password authentication, pause/resume download.
The latest version available is cURL 7.37.1, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes, besides bug-fixes:
- bits.close: introduce connection close tracking
- darwinssl: Add support for –cacert
- polarssl: add ALPN support
- docs: Added new option man pages
In this article I will show you how to install cURL 7.37.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to perform an installation from sources. Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
Download cURL 7.37.1 from the official website and extract the downloaded archive:
$ wget http://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.37.1.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf curl-7.37.1.tar.gz
Configure, compile and install:
$ cd curl-7.37.1/
$ sudo make install