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lynx-dev Lynx segfault while using image viewers

From: Philip Webb
Subject: lynx-dev Lynx segfault while using image viewers
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 03:31:27 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

i have been using  xv  to view images with Lynx as defined in  .mailcap .
today, i tried  kview  instead, which is a KDE application & a bit better.

occasionally in the past, Lynx has collapsed with a segfault message
when trying to activate  xv  to present an image;
as it wasn't reproducible, i picked up the bits & ignored it.
however, while  kview  seems generally to work very well with Lynx,
i have had a couple of cases of images causing segfaults
& one -- today's Doonesbury cartoon in the Yahoo Reuter news site:  -- ,
which has repeated, 1st time with a segfault, 2nd with this message:

  sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `&)'
  sh: -c: line 1: `kview /tmp/EdHJ8b/L1254-242TMP.gif &)'

  A Fatal error has occurred in Lynx Ver. 2.8.4dev.19
  -- etc --

my mailcap entry is

  image/gif; kview %s &

and Lynx seems to be adding a `)' to the end of the line.

earlier, with 2 jpg files there were segfault messages,
but the problem was not reproducible,
as a revived Lynx showed the images using  kview  without a problem.

outside Lynx,  kview  shows the downloaded Doonesbury image successfully.
Netscape also presents it without a problem.  OS is Mandrake Linux.

i can e-mail the image file to lynx-dev, if attachments are acceptable.

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