Help: setting up the Links browser or Lynx

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  1. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

    CrackedButter

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    #1
    I'm am wanting to try either of these two browsers:

    Links or Lynx

    Links needed 3 files to work, they were;libiconv-2.0.4pkg, ncurses-5.2pkg and gettext-0.10.39.pkg

    I ran the installer on these then installed Links.pkg and Lynx.pkg

    What do i do now? I have nearly no experience with the command line, i was expecting an icon to click or somthing but i cannot find anything of what i have installed.

    I'm running Panther 10.3.1 btw with out dev tools or X11. But i was told i didn't need these in order for them to run.

    Anybody else use these browsers and fancy helping me out?
     
  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    if those packages installed the programs properly, you should just be able to type "links" or "lynx" in the terminal and have it open up.
     
  3. caveman_uk Guest

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    I only ever used these browsers on Linux when I didn't have an X-server set up (or it was crashing) - they're text only browsers you see.
     
  4. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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  5. dennots macrumors newbie

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    The same happened to me, to access lynx.

    You must first load the Terminal, then type the following: /usr/local/bin/lynx followed by any desired url.

    Have fun!
     
  6. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    #6
    try typing:

    whereis lynx

    or

    whereis links

    and see what comes up.
     

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