I have Debian 32bit installed and I am using the Terminal (no GUI).

I would like to install Apache Kafka, so I am doing:

wget https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi?path=/kafka/1.0.0/kafka_2.12-1.0.0.tgz

But the thing I am getting is a file called:


That doesn't look right to me, plus the download finishes instantly, which makes me suspicious that something isn't right.

What am I doing wrong?

  • What happens when you run file on it? It's possible it is still the correct file but is named improperly. Feb 21, 2018 at 17:00

1 Answer 1


You took the wrong link, you had to click on it first : the good one is


(found here ) =>

wget http://www-us.apache.org/dist/kafka/1.0.0/kafka_2.12-1.0.0.tgz

will download kafka 1.0.0

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