Update curl / new version parallel


I have a piece of software which requires a rather new version of curl, newer than the one provided by the debian package repo.

Is it possible to simple download an executable binary curl, place it in a directory and directly access it?
Or will I get in trouble with dependencies?

Thanks and kind regards

Simply give it a try :grin:

curl also uses libcurl, so you need both. Place it into /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/lib respectively to not mess with the system package.

Best actually is to compile it from source: build and install curl from source
make install will install everything correctly.

Debian Bullseye Backports would be an idea as well? Isn’t it?

I have been using GitHub - moparisthebest/static-curl: fully static builds of curl, runs anywhere which works fine :slight_smile: