fredz
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Installing lynx in console

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I'd like to install lynx (or links) in the ESX console. Is this a bad idea? If not, where do I get the appropriate rpm (what system/version do I choose)? I tried compiling the tar gz, but it doesn't find ncurses. Thanks

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conradsia
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when you install esXpress, it installs lynx with it as well as some other useful tools. Thats what I usually do whether or not i use express daily for backups, its still good to have around if I need a quick full backup.

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admin
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Hello,

Have a look to that... but personnaly I thing that is a bad idea.

"In general, VMware recommends that users avoid running third-party software in the VMware ESX Server service console. Clear exceptions to this policy are software packages explicitly identified in ESX Server compatibility guides."

www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_3p_scvcons.pdf

conradsia
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when you install esXpress, it installs lynx with it as well as some other useful tools. Thats what I usually do whether or not i use express daily for backups, its still good to have around if I need a quick full backup.

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petedr
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esxpress does have a lot of nice utilities built into it. Once cool one is phdcat which is any easy way to test read/write disk speeds.

This is a recent post showing how it works.

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=621817

www.thevirtualheadline.com www.liquidwarelabs.com
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fredz
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Nice tool, but I "applied" to download it a few days ago and it is still "pending". Has someone got a direct download link?

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kharbin
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Hi fredz,

Found you on the download page, you are approved now.

Ken

www.esXpress.com

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