[SOLVED] At what point was I supposed to install links, lynx & gpm
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At what point was I supposed to install links, lynx & gpm
Anyway I installed my lfs system & it is now bootable but can also login via terminal.
I'm assuming that I was supposed to install it between chapter 7 & 8 of lfs book, although there is no mention of links or gpm in lfs7.2 book. Is this correct?
Lynx and GPM are mentioned in Chapter 9 "The End" of the v7.2 book. Honestly, I never really noticed that before today. I looked just to see why you were asking. Anyway, the book is suggesting to install Lynx and GPM while still in the chroot environment. However, you are past that now, and have a bootable LFS system (good for you). You can install GPM and Lynx right now as the first steps in your BLFS system. According to my notes, the very first things I do after finishing an LFS system are to 1) make a tarball backup, 2) install GPM, and 3) install Lynx. I recommend that you do those things now and get started building a BLFS system.
Also on my bootable system I already have network setup but without links or lynx I wouldn't be able to download or would I.
Also I don't even have wget.
I think I'll just re-enter chroot env & get what I need.
Yes, they are mentioned at a point after GRUB has been installed but before you reboot the system for the first time. The thinking, I guess, is to take advantage of the host system to do the downloading. Good idea. I never noticed that before. I'm sure I downloaded the tarballs using the host, transferred them to the LFS system, and installed them after rebooting LFS. Oh well, that worked, too. It just doesn't sound as smart. BTW, I guess the book doesn't mention wget because Lynx can download, too.
I have since installed links & gpm to find out that network wasn't configured right, so I fixed that problem.
I tested links by going to the gentoo site & looking at it's book, but am now looking for BLFS in xml format.
Yes I can mark this post as solved especially since I was able to use google search find LQ, login & post this reply from my lfs system using links as the browser.
Just need to get rid of those google ads.