Installing the Lynx port from the InternetAfter I installed FreeBSD 3.1 on my friend’s Windows 95 machine, I wanted to add a browser. This is how I did it.
Making the portI’ve already set up my CD-ROM for quick mounting, added the Shortcut for compiling from CD-ROM, and the added the entire ports tree, so it makes it fairly easy to compile from the CD-ROM. But that’s no use to me as I can’t get the stuff off the CD-ROM at the moment. So it’s off to the Internet I go.
I’ll be using the Compiling ports from the Internet section of the FreeBSD Handbook. I followed the directions exactly, but I added one minor change. I’m behind a firewall, so before I did the get, I entered passive mode by typing passive. Here’s the details of what I did:
kennett# cd /usr/ports kennett# cd www kennett# ftp ftp.freebsd.org ftp> passive ftp> get lynx.tar local: lynx.tar remote: lynx.tar 227 Entering Passive Mode (209,155,82,18,112,245) 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 'lynx.tar'. 226 Transfer complete. 11264 bytes received in 4.36 seconds (2.52 KB/s) ftp> quit kennett# tar xf lynx.tar kennett# cd lynx kennett# make kennett# make install
I did have some problems along the way. Namely fetch: illegal option — A and Could not find /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk but I eventually solved both of those problems.
I also had a problem getting lynx to run the first time:
kennett# lynx lynx: Command not found. kennett# which lynx lynx: Command not found.
But lynx was at /usr/local/bin and had the correct file permission:
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 823640 Mar 15 21:39 lynx
I was able to run it by issuing the following command:
Which means /usr/local/bin was not in my path. But it actually was. Here’s how I fixed that.