axel - Lightweight Download Accelerator

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Leap 15.0
Repository Network Utilities all
Package name axel
Package version 2.16.1
Package release lp150.15.1
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 148.78 KB
Download size 62.63 KB
Official Mirror
Axel tries to accelerate HTTP/FTP downloading process by using multiple
connections for one file. It can use multiple mirrors for a download. Axel has
no dependencies and is lightweight, so it might be useful as a wget clone on
byte-critical systems.


Package Version Architecture Repository
axel-2.16.1-lp150.1.1.x86_64.rpm 2.16.1 x86_64 openSUSE Oss
axel - - -


Name Value - - - - - - -


Name Value
axel = 2.16.1-lp150.15.1
axel(x86-64) = 2.16.1-lp150.15.1


Type URL
Binary Package axel-2.16.1-lp150.15.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package axel-2.16.1-lp150.15.1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the Network Utilities repository:
    # zypper addrepo network-utilities
  2. Install axel rpm package:
    # zypper install axel




2018-03-10 -
- update to version 2.16.1:
* no noteable changes
2017-11-26 -
- update to 2.16
* Buildsystem fixes and improvements
* Fixed bug that produces empty files with -q/--quiet
* Fixed build with --disable-nls
* Fixed formatting of the version/copyright message
* Header files reorganization
* Spanish translation
* Style fixes
* Updated Portuguese translation
2017-11-11 -
- added more documentation files and license to package
2017-11-11 -
- update to 2.15 (see ChangeLog for release notes and all changes
since 2.4)
- switch to new github url
- run spec-cleaner
- drop all patches
* axel-fix_buffer_overflow.patch
+ upstreamed in 425dd156b76f2377a3e386324c282bdcdac90a40
* axel-getaddrinfo.patch
+ upstreamed in cc1142b8de01e182cbaf4cc8a606c80696d8c0b8
* axel-fix-url-max-length.patch
+ upstreamed in ce40ee76c25a84f386128927fcd0bab4e9751268
* axel-2.4-configure.patch
+ unneeded
2017-04-12 -
- run spec-cleaner
- add axel-fix-url-max-length.patch to accept longer URLs
2011-12-22 -
- Update License to GPL-2.0+
- add axel-2.4-configure.patch to make configure script accept and
ignore --disable-dependency-tracking
2010-10-12 -
- copied from home:bitshuffler to network:utilities
- revamped .spec file
- added patch to fix buffer overflow
- added patch to use getaddrinfo instead of gethostbyname
2009-07-03 - bitshuffler
- Initial RPM

See Also

Package Description
batctl-2018.1-lp150.8.1.x86_64.rpm B.A.T.M.A.N. advanced control and management tool
bittwist-2.0-lp150.6.2.x86_64.rpm A libpcap-based Ethernet packet generator
bmon-4.0-lp150.3.1.x86_64.rpm Bandwidth Monitor and Rate Estimator
bost-0.0.6-lp150.2.1.x86_64.rpm DNS Diagnostic Program
bridge-utils-1.6-lp150.95.1.x86_64.rpm Utilities for Configuring the Linux Ethernet Bridge
bridge-utils-devel-1.6-lp150.95.1.x86_64.rpm Development files for bridge-utils
buku-3.7-lp150.1.1.noarch.rpm Command-line bookmark manager
bwbar-1.2.3-lp150.17.1.x86_64.rpm Bandwidth usage bar
bwm-ng-0.6.1-lp150.6.1.x86_64.rpm Realtime Bandwidth Monitor
castget-1.1.0-lp150.2.1.x86_64.rpm Command-line Podcast Downloader
cdpr-2.4-lp150.2.2.x86_64.rpm Cisco Disovery Protocol (CDP) decoder
clipgrab-3.7.1-lp150.12.1.x86_64.rpm Video downloader
cnetworkmanager-0.21.1-lp150.13.1.noarch.rpm Command-line client for NetworkManager
connman-1.35-lp150.10.6.x86_64.rpm Connection Manager
connman-client-1.35-lp150.10.6.x86_64.rpm Client script for connman (Connection Manager)