I decided to tinker around today and installed Pat, an open source Winlink2000 client written in Go, on my FreeBSD 13-powered desktop. It's quite simple. The directions to install Go under FreeBSD do not exist on the Pat website so I'll put them here for you.
The three-step process:
- Install Go:
# pkg install go
- Set up needed paths in ~/.profile:
- Run this command to download the code and compile it:
go install github.com/la5nta/pat@latest
Note on step 2: you can use whatever name you want for the directory.
Your binary will be hiding out in the bin directory in the GOPATH path.
Then configure Pat and you should be good to go.
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