WWW Introduction: Part 13

Florian Eggenberger eggenber
Mon Nov 21 06:07:55 EST 1994


WWW INTRODUCTION        November 1994
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PART 13: Installing NCSA Mosaic for X
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This is the thirteenth part of a series of postings describing the concept 
of the World-Wide Web and guiding anyone who is interested in obtaining and 
setting up the software required to access the Web.

NCSA Mosaic for the X-Window System is the most popular mouse-driven WWW 
interface for systems running X11/DecWindows/Motif. The files you need to 
run Mosaic on UNIX can be retrieved by anonymous FTP from sites including 
(it is quite likely that this may change over time):

IN ORDER TO AVOID UNNECESSARY NETWORK TRAFFIC, PLEASE RETRIEVE THE FILES 
FROM A HOST CLOSE TO YOUR LOCATION.

EUROPEAN SITES

Host: ftp.ibp.fr
    Location: /pub/www/ncsa/Mosaic/Unix/binaries/2.4
      File: Mosaic-***.gz
    Location: /pub/www/ncsa/Mosaic/Unix/source
      File: Mosaic-2.4.tar.gz

Host: ftp.funet.fi
    Location: /pub/networking/services/www/NCSA/Mosaic/Unix/binaries/2.4
      File: Mosaic-***.gz
    Location: /pub/networking/services/www/NCSA/Mosaic/Unix/source
      File: Mosaic-2.4.tar.gz

Host: nic.switch.ch
    Location: /mirror/WWW/NCSA/Mosaic/Unix/binaries/2.4
      File: Mosaic-***.gz
    Location: /mirror/WWW/NCSA/Mosaic/Unix/source
      File: Mosaic-2.4.tar.gz

US SITES

Host: zaphod.ncsa.uiuc.edu
    Location: /Web/Mosaic-binaries
      File: Mosaic-***.gz
    Location: /Web/Mosaic-source
      File: Mosaic-2.4.tar.gz

Host: romulus.ucs.uoknor.edu
    Location: /networking/info-service/www/ncsa/Mosaic/Unix/binaries/2.4
      File: Mosaic-***.gz
    Location: /networking/info-service/www/ncsa/Mosaic/Unix/source
      File: Mosaic-2.4.tar.gz

Host: ftp.isri.unlv.edu
    Location: /pub/mirror/infosystems/WWW/clients/Mosaic/Mosaic-
              NCSA/Mosaic-binaries
      File: Mosaic-***.gz
    Location: /pub/mirror/infosystems/WWW/clients/Mosaic/Mosaic-
              NCSA/Mosaic-source
      File: Mosaic-2.4.tar.gz

To get a complete list of sites providing these files, use "Archie" (ask a 
local expert).

Obtaining the software:
1) type "ftp" and enter the name of the appropriate host (see above)
2) enter "anonymous" as username and your email address as password
3) type "cd " followed by the location of "Mosaic-***.gz" (see above)
4) type "ls" and check whether a precompiled binary "Mosaic-***.gz"
   for your system is available (*** stands for the system type)

If the binary is available:
5) type "binary"
6) type "get" followed by the filename of the binary; this will load the
   file to your local machine and may take some time
7) type "bye"
8) change the suffix of the file "Mosaic-***.gz" to ".z"
9) type "gunzip Mosaic-***.z"
10) type "chmod ugo+x " followed by the name of the decompressed binary
11) you are ready to get to the Web; go ahead and execute "Mosaic-***"

If the binary is not available:
5) change to the location of "Mosaic-2.4.tar.gz" (see above)
6) type "binary"
7) type "get Mosaic-2.4.tar.gz"; this will load the archive to your local
   machine and may take some time
8) type "bye"
9) change the suffix of the archive "Mosaic-2.4.tar.gz" to ".z"
10) type "gunzip Mosaic-2.4.tar.z"
11) type "tar xvf Mosaic-2.4.tar"
12) change to the directory "Mosaic-2.4" that has been generated
13) modify the file "Makefile.***" (*** stands for the system type)
    according to your system configuration
14) type "make -f Makefile.***"; this will generate the executable and may
    take some time

That's it, go ahead and access the Web. Customization tips will be given in 
part 17 of this series of postings.


Florian Eggenberger
EMBnet Switzerland

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