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

From: Stefan Caunter
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] most current lynx for the mac?
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:20:09 -0400

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
> managers.
> 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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