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I'm running pbuilder, which setup a minimal ubuntu installation, and I'd like to retrieve some files without «wget» (it's not installed by default), since apt-get can retrieve .deb files I imagine there must be a way

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What do you mean by 'some files'? What files? where from? –  mikewhatever Apr 25 '12 at 4:57
    
any file example.com/foo.tar.gz | example.com/foo.tar.gz –  chilicuil Apr 26 '12 at 22:02

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apt-get uses a library, which you probably cannot use yourself since a minimal system likely does not include a compiler that you could use to build a program using that library. Perhaps you should use apt-get to install wget or curl.

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that's what I do, however what you say makes sense, I was just wondering if there was a way... –  chilicuil Apr 26 '12 at 22:03

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