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# Lynx 2.8.9
# ==========
# Slackware 13.1, 13.37, 14.0, 14.1: lynx 2.8.7
# Slackware 14.2: lynx 2.8.8rel.2

# Prerequisites:
# bison
# iconv
# sendmail
# OpenSSL (--with-ssl) or GnuTLS (--with-gnutls)
# pkg-config
# ncurses
# gzip
# bzip2
# zlib
# telnet (optional; to handle telnet:// URLs)
# tn3270 (optional; to handle tn3270:// URLs)
# rlogin (optional; to handle rlogin:// URLs)
# tar (optional)
# uudecode (optional)
# zip, unzip (optional)
# compress (optional)

# Get it
test -f installed/lynx2.8.9rel.1.tar.bz2 &&
mv installed/lynx2.8.9rel.1.tar.bz2 .
test ! -f lynx2.8.9rel.1.tar.bz2 &&

# Verify tarball w/ sha256sum:
# (this came from my gpg-verified tarball)
echo "387f193d7792f9cfada14c60b0e5c0bff18f227d9257a39483e14fa1aaf795\
95  lynx2.8.9rel.1.tar.bz2" | sha256sum -c

( gpg --list-keys F7E48EDB > /dev/null 2>&1 || gpg --recv-keys F7E48EDB ) &&
wget -nc\
lynx2.8.9rel.1.tar.bz2.asc &&
  gpg --verify lynx2.8.9rel.1.tar.bz2.asc &&
   rm lynx2.8.9rel.1.tar.bz2.asc

# Extract the source
mkdir -p -m 0700 ~/src
cd ~/src
find -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "lynx?.*" -exec rm -r {} \;
find -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "lynx?-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
tar xjvf ~/lynx2.8.9rel.1.tar.bz2
cd lynx2.8.9rel.1
test $UID = 0 && chown -R root:root .

# Everything used to go into /usr/lib/lynx, now here's where various
# things will end up (look at userdefs.h and makefile after you run
# configure if you want to change it):
# /etc/lynx.cfg
# /etc/lynx.lss
# /etc/mailcap
# /etc/mime.types
# /usr/share/lynx_doc/
# /usr/share/lynx_help/
# If you want mailcap and mime.types to go somewhere other than /etc,
# specify that with --with-mime-libdir
# If you want lynx.lss to go somewhere else, specify --with-lss-file
# If you want lynx.cfg to go somewhere else, specity --with-cfg-file

# If you have OpenSSL < 1.1.0 installed under the default source prefix
# of /usr/local/ssl, use --with-ssl=/usr/local/ssl and it should work
# for lib or lib64

# Configure the build
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --disable-nls --with-ssl \
--with-screen=ncurses --enable-color-style --enable-default-colors \
--enable-scrollbar --enable-nsl-fork --enable-gzip-help --with-bzlib \

# Build it

# Become root to install it

# Back up your lynx.cfg, wherever it happens to be:
mkdir -p -m 0700 ~/backup
for cfgfile in /usr/local/lib/lynx.cfg \
/usr/lib/lynx/lynx.cfg /etc/lynx.cfg;
  BAKNAME="lynx.cfg-$(date +%Y%m%d)"
  ( cd ~/backup
    test -f ${BAKNAME}.old && mv -f ${BAKNAME}.old ${BAKNAME}.old2
    test -f $BAKNAME && mv -f $BAKNAME ${BAKNAME}.old
    test -f $cfgfile && cp -a $cfgfile $BAKNAME && chmod 600 $BAKNAME )
  unset BAKNAME

# If you previously had lynx installed into the /usr/local prefix, run
# this to remove that version (you may want to back up
# /usr/local/lib/lynx.cfg first):
rm -f /usr/local/bin/lynx /usr/local/bin/lynx.old \
/usr/local/man/man1/lynx.1 \
/usr/local/lib/lynx.cfg /usr/local/lib/lynx.oldcfg \
/usr/local/lib/lynx.lss /usr/local/lib/lynx.oldlss
test -d /usr/local/lib/lynx_doc && rm -r /usr/local/lib/lynx_doc
test -d /usr/local/lib/lynx_help && rm -r /usr/local/lib/lynx_help

# Remove the Slackware package, if there is one, and other old files
test -x /sbin/removepkg && /sbin/removepkg lynx
test -d /usr/lib/lynx && rm -r /usr/lib/lynx

# Install it
make install
make install-help
make install-doc

# Install a sample mailcap and mime.types in /etc if you don't have them
test ! -f /etc/mailcap && cp samples/mailcap /etc/
test ! -f /etc/mime.types && cp samples/mime.types /etc/

# Remove lynx.oldcfg, lynx.oldlss, lynx.old, etc. if they're the same
# as the regular version.
test -f /etc/lynx.oldcfg &&
diff -q /etc/lynx.oldcfg /etc/lynx.cfg && rm -f /etc/lynx.oldcfg
test -f /etc/lynx.oldlss &&
diff -q /etc/lynx.oldlss /etc/lynx.lss && rm -f /etc/lynx.oldlss
test -f /usr/bin/lynx.old &&
diff -q /usr/bin/lynx.old /usr/bin/lynx && rm -f /usr/bin/lynx.old

# Make sure your non-root user can remove the source later
chown -R $(logname) .
chmod -R u+w .

# Become yourself again

# Save the source for later
mkdir -p -m 0700 installed
rm -f installed/lynx*.tar.* installed/lynx*.patch
mv lynx2.8.9rel.1.tar.bz2 installed/

# If you ever want to uninstall lynx, this should do it:
test -d src/lynx* &&
( cd src/lynx* ; make uninstall uninstall-doc uninstall-help )
rm -f /etc/lynx.cfg /etc/lynx.lss /etc/lynx.oldcfg /etc/lynx.oldlss
for pfx in /usr /usr/local; do
  rm -f "$pfx/bin/lynx" "$pfx/bin/lynx.old" \
   "$pfx/lib/lynx.*" "$pfx/man/man1/lynx.1"
  test -d "$pfx/lib/lynx" && rm -r "$pfx/lib/lynx"
  test -d "$pfx/share/lynx_doc" && rm -r "$pfx/share/lynx_doc"
  test -d "$pfx/share/lynx_help" && rm -r "$pfx/share/lynx_help"
find ~/src -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "lynx*" -exec rm -r {} \;
rm -f ~/installed/lynx*.tar.*

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