How To Install elinks RHEL 8 and lynx In RHEL 8

on RHEL 7 / CentOS 7, if the basic red hat repository is enabled, you can easily install elinks and lynx but to install elinks RHEL 8 /CentOS 8, you will need to enable the “code ready builder” repository before you can install elinks and lynx

To install elinks,

enable the code ready buider repo

[root@HQDEV1 ~]#  subscription-manager repos --enable codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms

Repository 'codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms' is enabled for this system.

[root@HQDEV1 ~]# yum install elinks -y

Updating Subscription Management repositories.
Red Hat CodeReady Linux Builder for RHEL 8 x86_64 (RPMs)                  346 kB/s | 3.6 MB     00:10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - BaseOS (RPMs)                     2.1 kB/s | 4.1 kB     00:01
Dependencies resolved.

  Preparing        :                                                                                  1/1
  Installing       : elinks-0.12-0.58.pre6.el8.x86_64                                                 1/1
  Running scriptlet: elinks-0.12-0.58.pre6.el8.x86_64                                                 1/1
  Verifying        : elinks-0.12-0.58.pre6.el8.x86_64                                                 1/1
Installed products updated.



Install lynx In RHEL /CentOS 8

[root@HQDEV1 ~]# yum install lynx

Updating Subscription Management repositories.
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                            2.6 kB/s |  59 kB     00:22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - AppStream (RPMs)                  3.1 kB/s | 4.5 kB     00:01
Red Hat CodeReady Linux Builder for RHEL 8 x86_64 (RPMs) 
install elinks rhel 8

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  1. I’m sure the ‘subscription-manager’ command works on RHEL, but it does not on CentOS 8 (at least not for me). However, on CentOS 8, enabling the built-in ‘PowerTools’ repo does work.

    yum config-manager –enable PowerTools
    yum install elinks lynx

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