@@ -199,4 +199,13 @@ if ! perl -e "require Data::Dumper" > /dev/null 2>&1 ; then
/bin/echo -e "Your Perl installation is not complete enough, at least Data::Dumper is missing."
/bin/echo -e "On Debian/Ubuntu distributions, install the 'perl' package."
+# Check that we have the SSL certificates to make https:// downloads
+if ! test -d /etc/ssl/certs; then
+ /bin/echo -e "Your system lacks Common CA certificates for SSL."
+ /bin/echo -e "This prevents https:// downloads from suceeding."
+ /bin/echo -e "On Debian/Ubuntu distributions, install 'ca-certificates' package."
+ exit 1