In this tutorial, we will show you how to install HTTrack on AlmaLinux 9. HTTrack is a free and open-source offline browser utility that allows you to download websites and web pages to your local storage, effectively creating a mirror of the target site. This mirror can be accessed offline and is highly useful for various purposes, such as research, content preservation, or even site development.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of HTTrack on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux or RHEL-based.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for HTTrack.
- HTTrack requires certain permissions that can only be granted to a superuser or a user with
sudoprivileges. Ensure that you have the necessary administrative access.
Install HTTrack on AlmaLinux 9
Step 1. Before installing HTTrack, it’s essential to update the package repository to ensure you have access to the latest software packages. Open your terminal and run the following commands:
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing the Required Dependencies.
HTTrack relies on certain dependencies to function correctly. Use the following command to install them:
sudo dnf install wget gcc glibc zlib-devel openssl-devel
Step 3. Installing HTTrack on AlmaLinux 9.
Next, you’ll need to download the HTTrack package. Use the
wget command to retrieve it:
Unpack the downloaded archive using the
tar -xvf cserv.php3?File=httrack.tar.gz
Navigate to the extracted directory:
Compile and install HTTrack:
./configure && make && sudo make install
This sequence of commands configures the build, compiles the source code, and installs HTTrack.
To confirm that HTTrack has been successfully installed, run:
This should display the HTTrack version number, indicating that the installation was successful.
Step 4. Basic Usage of HTTrack.
HTTrack follows a simple command structure, which allows you to mirror websites with ease. Let’s look at an example of downloading a website:
The basic structure of an HTTrack command is as follows:
httrack [options] [URL(s)]
optionsare various settings and configurations.
URL(s)is the website or page you want to mirror.
Example: Downloading a Website:
To mirror a website, simply run the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed HTTrack. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing HTTrack on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official HTTrack website.