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Old 11-23-2004, 09:59 AM   #1
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What is the default text base web browser installed with Red Hat 9


I just set up an older box that I'm going to use to mess around with Apache and PHP. Normally I've used Gentoo, but I decided that this time around I would check out Red Hat 9. I haven't installed X windows because its an old box and I wanted to try it from command line. But I can't figure out what the web browser it installed is or where its located so that I can download the new versions of Apache and PHP. Can anyone help me out?
 
Old 11-23-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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Almost all distros come with lynx. Check also for links (another text based browser).
you can also use mc (midnight commander) if you want to d/l software via ftp.
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:16 PM   #3
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You might want to re-consider the RH9 decision. Since Red Hat no longer supports it, you're going to be on your own for security patches. Since it sounds like you intend to use this for a server, that could be a serious issue. I've got a fully-patched Slackware box that I use for a server and you wouldn't believe the number of people out there trying to hack their way in.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
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What would you suggest as a replacement? I'd like something fairly easy to configure, and simple to install because time is an issue for me right now. I was also thinking of going with a stage 2 or 3 build of Gentoo, becuase I'm a little more familiar with that. But I'm open to suggestion.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:37 PM   #5
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time is an issue and you want gentoo? weirdo

slackware is damn quick and you only need to read the readmes to find out how to configure stuff instead of gui tools; apart from that it's no "harder" than any other distros. Sounds like you don't have X on the box anyway...
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:09 PM   #6
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No I don't have X and I don't really want it. That was my main problem with Red Hat because the rely heavily on the GUI stuff and you are sort of left in the dark about the command line, unless you know what you are looking for before you get to that point .
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:56 PM   #7
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If you really don't want X, Slackware would be a fine choice. Almost everything is done by console anyway. No, thats not right. Actually EVERYTHING is done by console. X is kind of an afterthought in Slackware.

I guess my main point was that pretty much any distro is going to be more up to date than RH9 and you really want to choose something that is supported and is issuing security patches at least.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 09:47 PM   #8
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No problem, thanks for the suggestion. I'm getting the slackware iso's now.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 03:21 AM   #9
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be warned you might still need some X libraries installed even to run text-based console apps, I know with vim it requires some X libs (tho vi and elvis etc work ok)
 
Old 11-25-2004, 09:27 PM   #10
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That's fine I don't have a problem with installing some of the libraries, but I just don't want to have the huge overhead of installing the whole X system. Thanks for the heads up though.
 
  


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