Installing Lynx and Links browsers

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  1. joerags macrumors newbie

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    I have OS X 10.2.8 and want to install both Lynx and Links text browsers. Unfortunately, I am not skilled at using the terminal.

    I've tried installing the packages found at:

    http://links.sourceforge.net/
    http://www.osxgnu.org/software/Networking/lynx/

    And when I type: "lynx http://www.google.com" or "links http://www.google.com", I get "command not found" for both.

    The same error when I cd to usr/local/bin/ and try from there.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You need X11 for Links.
     
  3. switcheroo macrumors newbie

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    Oct 27, 2003
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    just fink it

    You really should install fink. It makes it very easy to install unix/linux software on osx and keeps it organized in a seperate directory, which i like. After following the instructions for installing fink, getting lynx and links is as easy as 'fink install lynx' and 'fink install links' You can also use apt-get to install binaries rather than compiling from source.

    There is a whole world of great console and X11 programs availiable through fink.

    PS you don't need X-windows for links (a console web browser)
     

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