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Compile Aria2c on Debian Linux

Aria2 is a fast download utility that you use in the Command Prompt or xterm. To compile aria2 for Linux, install the following packages. More here

Although Debian 5.0 Lenny has libc-ares2, Debian 4.0 Etch and Debian 3.1 Sarge don’t have it. As a user of Debian Sarge, I had to compile c-ares myself to enable asynchronous DNS resolution in Aria2c. I downloaded c-ares source from and compiled it statically.

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