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Re: [Lynx-dev] most current lynx for the mac?

From: Karen Lewellen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] most current lynx for the mac?
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:37:48 -0400 (EDT)

Again my question was referring to a very specific situation, not a a generic one. I have sent the information to those who sought it. Funny you should send the reference to lynxlet, a networking associate used it to troubleshoot an issue my lynx.trace produced at their site.
no idea if it is being med either.
Those who sought the information sought the most current maintained edition of Lynx, which was provided.
Thanks again,

On Thu, 18 Apr 2013, Stefan Caunter wrote:

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM, David Dorward <address@hidden> wrote:
On 18 Apr 2013, at 17:45, Karen Lewellen wrote:

Fink, pkgsrcĀ® and MirPorts, at the very least, deliver for
OSX, though not necessarily binary packages.

I do not understand how that answers the question?  are those options
editions of lynx for the mac?

Most software written for generic UNIX-like systems is distributed by the
authors as source code. Sometimes the authors distribute compiled versions
as well.

Most users of the software will then get it through a package management
system tailored to their operating system, and most such systems will have a
default package management system. For instance, Debian and Ubuntu use dpkg
wrapped with apt, while Centos, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora use RPM
wrapped with yum.

The package manager is responsible for downloading and installing compiled
software or downloading, compiling and installing source code packages and
for installing dependancies. A build of Lynx might depend on ncurses and
openssl, so if you ask your package manager to install Lynx then it will
also install those packages.

The Apple App Store doesn't distribute open source software, so Mac users
with an interest in running a wide collection of open source software tend
to use a third party package manager.

MacPorts, MirPorts, Fink and pkgsrc are examples of third party package

They will all install Lynx, but might compile it with different options or
have different versions of it available.

This was always a nice pre-built version of lynx:

Chuck has not chimed in on this, so I am not sure if it is being maintained.


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