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How do I build curl on Ubuntu?

I am using this download location for the sources..

http://curl.haxx.se/download.html

When I try to run the simple http client given here ..

http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/c/simple.html

The compiler has never heard of the curl functions the program uses..

I ran ./configure make make install

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Did you remember to use -lcurl option? –  BenjiWiebe Jan 24 at 17:38
    
Why do you want to build curl manually? curl is already in the repos. –  ortang Jan 24 at 17:44
    
I can't compile the program. I got curl from the repos. –  user_of_ubuntu_linux Jan 24 at 17:55

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