Lynx is a text based web browser.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.3 platform.
Download (HTTP): http://lynx.isc.org/current/lynx2.8.8dev.15.tar.bz2
Download (FTP): ftp://lynx.isc.org/current/lynx2.8.8dev.15.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: 3dbf5699cc987598139634350a514592
Download size: 2.4 MB
Estimated disk space required: 26 MB
Estimated build time: 0.4 SBU
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/Lynx
Install Lynx by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --sysconfdir=/etc/lynx \ --datadir=/usr/share/doc/lynx-2.8.8dev.15 \ --with-zlib \ --with-bzlib \ --with-screen=ncursesw \ --enable-locale-charset && make
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the
make install-full && chgrp -v -R root /usr/share/doc/lynx-2.8.8dev.15/lynx_doc
This parameter is used so that the configuration files are located
/etc/lynx instead of
This parameter is used so that the documentation files are
/usr/share/doc/lynx-2.8.8dev.15 instead of
--with-zlib: This enables
support for linking
--with-bzlib: This enables
support for linking
This switch enables the use of advanced wide-character support
present in the system NCurses
library. This is needed for proper display of characters and line
wrapping in multibyte locales.
This switch allows Lynx to deduce
the proper character encoding for terminal output from the current
locale. A configuration step is still needed (see below), but
unlike the situation without this switch, the configuration step
becomes the same for all users (without the switch one must specify
the display character set explicitly). This is important for
environments such as a LiveCD, where the amount of system-specific
configuration steps has to be reduced to the minimum.
--enable-nls: This switch
allows Lynx to print translated
messages (such as questions about cookies and SSL certificates).
--with-ssl: This enables support for
linking SSL into Lynx.
Due to an error in the configure process, building with openssl also requires running the following before running make.
echo "#define USE_OPENSSL_INCL 1" >> lynx_cfg.h
--with-gnutls: This enables
experimental support for linking GnuTLS into Lynx.
make install-full: In addition to the standard installation, this target installs the documentation and help files.
chgrp -v -R root /usr/share/doc/lynx-2.8.8dev.15/lynx_doc: This command corrects the improper group ownership of installed documentation files.
The proper way to get the display character set is to examine the current locale. However, Lynx does not do this by default. Change this setting:
sed -i 's/#\(LOCALE_CHARSET\):FALSE/\1:TRUE/' /etc/lynx/lynx.cfg
The built-in editor in Lynx Breaks Multibyte Characters. This issue manifests itself in multibyte locales, e.g., as the Backspace key not erasing non-ASCII characters properly, and as incorrect data being sent to the network when one edits the contents of text areas. The only solution to this problem is to configure Lynx to use an external editor (bound to the “Ctrl+X e” key combination by default):
sed -i 's/#\(DEFAULT_EDITOR\):/\1:vi/' /etc/lynx/lynx.cfg
Lynx handles the following values of the DEFAULT_EDITOR option specially by adding cursor-positioning arguments: “emacs”, “jed”, “jmacs”, “joe”, “jove”, “jpico”, “jstar”, “nano”, “pico”, “rjoe”, “vi” (but not “vim”: in order to position the cursor in Vim-7.3, set this option to “vi”).
By default, Lynx doesn't save cookies between sessions. Change this setting:
sed -i 's/#\(PERSISTENT_COOKIES\):FALSE/\1:TRUE/' /etc/lynx/lynx.cfg
Many other system-wide settings such as proxies can also be set
Last updated on 2013-03-10 17:55:01 +0000