On 3/10/2018 7:13 PM, Stijn Segers wrote:
Op za, 10 mrt 2018 om 7:03 , schreef Rosen Penev <ros...@gmail.com>:
On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 3:31 AM, Bjørn Mork <bj...@mork.no> wrote:
Rosen Penev <ros...@gmail.com> writes:
curl is more common than GNU wget is.
For example, Cygwin, Arch Linux, and my android phone all come with
curl by default whereas wget is missing.
wget has priority "important" in Debian, while curl is "optional".
I don't think it makes much sense to tune the installation system for
some weird distros no one actually use to build OpenWrt.
Arch Linux is what I use to build OpenWrt.
Arch users might catch the edge cases (notably the bleeding edge
ones). Debian based
systems tend to be more widespread than Arch ones, and running one or
the other does
not imply a more skilled user either way. Our wiki buildroot
instructions seem to
assume/favour a Debian-based system (that of course heavily depends on
who wrote the
That's the old (archived, read-only) wiki link.
The new wiki article has no such favoring to Debian/buntu, and if you
scroll down (in both articles actually) you find a list of CLI commands
to install needed packages for most common distros. 
In the Arch one there is also wget in the list of packages to
download/install, so if the Arch user is following the documentation he
should have wget in his system.
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