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This document suggests steps to install Lynx on OS/390 systems.
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o Download the archive file lynx2-8-6.tar.Z in BINARY from the site
where you found this announcement or from a site listed at
http://lynx.isc.org/
o Unpack with:
uncompress <lynx2-8-6.tar.Z | pax -rv -o to=IBM-1047
The "-o to=IBM-1047" is needed to convert the ASCII archive
to EBCDIC. You must not download as a text file; the conversion
must be performed after the uncompress.
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o Alternatively, download the PKZIPped archive lynx2-8-6.zip in BINARY.
o Unpack with:
unzip -aa lynx2-8-6.zip
The "-aa" is needed to convert the ASCII archive
to EBCDIC. (unzip is not shipped with OS/390. You can
obtain it from:
Linkname: OS/390 UNIX - Tools and Toys
URL: http://www.s390.ibm.com/unix/bpxa1ty1.html
Linkname: Info-ZIP zip and unzip
URL: http://www.s390.ibm.com/ftp/os390/oe/port/infozip-os390.tar.Z
)
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o Run the configure script:
mkdir -p ./OS390/.
cd ./OS390
rm -f config.cache
CC=c89 CFLAGS="-D_XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED=1 -D_ALL_SOURCE" \
../lynx2-8-6/configure
The definitions select the ANSI C compiler (c89) and options
to select the right header file directories. You may also
find it useful to set the installation directories with
the --prefix=, --sysconfdir=, and --exec_prefix= options.
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o Build Lynx
gmake
(I have been unable to build Lynx with IBM's make. gmake is not
shipped with OS/390. You may obtain gmake from:
Linkname: Mortice Kern Systems (MKS) Inc. - S/390 ®
OpenEdition--GNU Utilities
URL: http://www.mks.com/s390/gnu/index.htm
Linkname: Other
URL: http://www.mks.com/s390/gnu/register.htm
)
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o Test Lynx:
./lynx -cfg=../lynx2-8-6/lynx.cfg \
../lynx2-8-6/lynx_help/lynx_help_main.html
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o Install Lynx:
gmake install
gmake install-help
gmake install-doc
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REMAINING PROBLEMS:
3270-type terminals are not supported. This is probably a
permanent restriction since curses support for 3270s is
unlikely to appear.
URL schemes other than HTTP:, FTP:, and FILE: are untested
and likely not to work.
Some character entities are not rendered correctly.
The Download command converts binary files from ASCII to EBCDIC.
This can be undone by a download filter in lynx.cfg.
Paul Gilmartin
pg@sweng.stortek.com