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Old 06-09-2002, 04:33 PM   #1
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lynx install RH 7.2 after install

I did a custom install and must have missed the package for lynx. How do I install lynx from the install cds? Also, in the future, should I find something I need that was not installed, how do I look up the package and know where to install it from?


P.S. is there any other command line html viewers??

Old 06-09-2002, 04:43 PM   #2
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Just look through the install CDs for a file named lynx??????.i386.rpm

Log in as root and run this command:

rpm -ivh lynx?????????.i386.rpm

Which will install the package for you. Make sure to choose the rpm file which has "i386" in its name, and not "src". The package files with "src" install the source code for the program, and not the actual compiled executable binary files.

The lynx package on your RH7.2 CD is probably outdated by now. If you want the latet version, check out

There are other console-based (text) HTML viewers/web browsers out there, and one of them is called "links". You can search for it at RPMFind as well.

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Old 06-09-2002, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help, that makes sence.

Once other question, what is the benifit or downfall of installing source and compiling versus downloading the regular rpm and installing? Thank you in advance.


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