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Install Wget on Alpine Linux

Dec 15, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment

If you try to install and use wget on Alpine Linux you might get the error: wget: can't execute 'ssl_helper': No such file or directory. Here I’m going to show you how to fix the error or in other words how to install properly Wget on Alpine Linux.


  • Alpine Linux
  • sudo access

Install Wget on Alpine Linux

Step 1. Update the apk packages.

apk update

Step 2. Install wget together with ca-certificates.

apk add ca-certificates wget

Step 3. After updating ca-certificates you can run wget without errors.


Step 4. Verify the installation.

wget --version


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