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EDDY1 10-21-2012 03:56 PM

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?

stoat 10-21-2012 04:17 PM

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.

spiky0011 10-21-2012 04:18 PM


No install it now as you have finished lfs.

I was to slow

EDDY1 10-21-2012 04:22 PM

Thank you, I still have access to chroot 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.

EDDY1 10-21-2012 04:33 PM


Lynx and GPM are mentioned in Chapter 9 "The End" of the v7.2 book.
I think this took me almost a month in virtual box with 768Mb, so I missed that in the book, but I saw it now.

stoat 10-21-2012 05:06 PM

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.

EDDY1 10-21-2012 08:56 PM

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.

EDDY1 10-21-2012 09:26 PM

Ok finally am able to use links to read & download. I guess I needed to read the prerequisites & the links provided. There I was able to get a list of references that are readable & unlike I thought it doesn't have to be XML format.

EDDY1 10-21-2012 09:38 PM

I know I marked this thread as solved, but after thinking about it a little bit more, I have to expand on my question about using links browser.

How do you use it to search if you don't know URL?

I'm going to try to see if I can use the google url & see if I can search thru it, if that is possible then I'll mark as solved.

EDDY1 10-21-2012 09:52 PM

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.

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