Package Details: links-g-directfb 2.29-1

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Package Base: links-g-directfb
Description: A text WWW browser, similar to Lynx (with directfb, X and fb graphics)
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Licenses: GPL
Provides: links, links-g
Submitter: Duologic
Maintainer: RAMChYLD
Last Packager: RAMChYLD
Votes: 76
Popularity: 0.77
First Submitted: 2009-01-24 19:10 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-04-06 20:55 (UTC)

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RAMChYLD commented on 2022-12-07 19:50 (UTC)

@FabioLolix I am aware of the links-g AUR package and in fact I've used it prior, but that version does not support Linux framebuffer device, only X11. My main reason of adopting this is, as I mentioned before, I need framebuffer device support since I want to run Links in graphical mode straight from CLI (usually to do a quick lookup without logging on to DE).

Nonetheless I will remove the replaces line in the PKGBUILD in a bit. I need to clear out my mind first.

lks commented on 2022-12-07 18:27 (UTC)

@FabioLolix replaces=(links-g) was originally in the "links" package in core. For some reason, they removed it there. I suspect that there once was a links-g package in the core, ages before the apparently brand-new package in aur.

Also note that the core package includes a fb & x version as "xlinks" executable. So you can already use "xlinks -g" in framebuffer to get the graphical version.

FabioLolix commented on 2022-12-07 18:08 (UTC)

@djringjr @yenlegion you need to rebuild the package when you get an error like "can't found" instead of symlinking the new version to the old version

@RAMChYLD links-g have been uploaded to the AUR, please remove replaces=(links-g) from the pkgbuild

RAMChYLD commented on 2022-11-29 15:14 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-29 15:17 (UTC) by RAMChYLD)

links in conventional Linux framebuffer (fb) device mode is already plenty usable. Very handy for those who need to use a graphical browser in terminal-only scenarios when X/XWayland is not available but yet text-only browsing is not acceptable. On fast machines (say, a Ryzen 7 2700) there is negligible differences between fb and directfb.

The official repo version does not offer graphics in terminal-only mode and text-only for certain sites is unacceptable for me. Hence my decision to adopt.

SVGAlib and directfb does not work properly on modern systems, it's there for those for the convenience of those who need it and can get it working.

yenlegion commented on 2020-01-15 12:21 (UTC)

@djringjr Is the link still necessary since the last update?

djringjr commented on 2019-09-19 21:35 (UTC)

To make it work, you have to do this:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

Then it works.

victor3d commented on 2019-04-25 09:23 (UTC)

Now I'm using links from official repositories. I can't get it working with directfb. Feel free to adopt.

lks commented on 2019-03-01 17:06 (UTC)

directfb is also available in the aur.

I am no longer using archlinux (maybe I will in the future).

So feel free to update the package.

<deleted-account> commented on 2018-02-18 01:49 (UTC)

@lks @Duologic

FYI, directfb no longer exists. And directfb-rbp is for x86 only (no 64 bit).

Workaround: Manually download latest directfb from the archive:

Install it: sudo pacman -U directfb-xxxx.pkg.tar.xz

Then install links-g-directfb like you would normally do. I used Yaourt.

Works great. Thank you for making this package :^)

lks commented on 2016-07-18 11:24 (UTC)

@djringjr Thank you for your comment, I will update the package to the current version 2.13 (on thursday). But I haven't noticed that the source was down so far. At this time the sources are accessible: Perhaps, the server was offline during maintenance?