kubuntu wget download failed

Mark Traceur marktraceur at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 08:19:49 UTC 2009

> i tried to download last kubuntu iso by wget and i receive the following error:
> $ wget http://na.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/ubuntu-releases/kubuntu/karmic/kubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso
> Cannot write to `kubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso?callback=mir6' (Invalid
> argument).
> i think the problem is in that "?callback" but i don't know how to
> solve this issue

Try these two:

wget -O kubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso

wget --restrict-file-names=windows

One of those should correctly get rid of the question mark character
in the filename. I am more confident in the first one....but I'm not
sure. You might try using another mirror that *doesn't* redirect five
times before giving you the actual file....


Microsoft does half the work that Open Source developers do, and they
get all the money. Where's the justice there?

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