For unknown reasons, the wget version provided by Linux Mint 20.3 gave me a segmentation fault error.

That's why I replaced it with the last version:

wget https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/wget/wget-latest.tar.gz
tar -xf wget-latest.tar.gz
cd wget-1.21.2
sudo make install

The last step (sudo make install) has overwritten the version of wget that came with Linux Mint. I cannot remove the deb package wget because of dependencies with Cinnamon.

Future OS updates may overwrite the version of wget compiled by me.

What do I do in such cases?

I tag the question with "Linux Mint" and "Ubuntu" because the problem is similar. In fact, not only Cinnamon depends on the wget package, but also Google Chrome.

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You could have specified a prefix like "/usr/local" with ./configure, and put /usr/local/bin first in your PATH.

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