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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx2.8.6dev.12 -- CRASH on OSX 10.4.1

From: Jens Schleusener
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx2.8.6dev.12 -- CRASH on OSX 10.4.1
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 21:10:41 +0200 (DFT)

On Fri, 3 Jun 2005, Thomas Dickey wrote:

On Fri, 3 Jun 2005, Jens Schleusener wrote:

Relevant part of the "lynx -version"-output:

Lynx Version 2.8.6dev.12 (02 Jun 2005)
libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 0.9.7g, ncurses 5.3.20021019
Built on aix5.1.0.0 Jun  3 2005 16:34:48

I want to mention that most of the installed free software I compiled myself. So perhaps I have some self-made compile/configuration problems. The last lynx version I built successfully was 2.8.6dev.10.

thanks.  I asked because many of the packagers use in-between versions in
their packages, so unless I see the patch-date, I'm not sure exactly what
is running.

For instance, the FreeBSD version I was testing was in-between.  I was
able to reproduce one of the bugs I looked at with that patch-date, and
seeing that it did not appear in the following 5.3 release, decided to
ignore it.  I mark a version for each of the patches I make, so it is
fairly simple to extract a given version, compile it and test for the
specific bug.

Just for completeness:

1) Using slang (1.4.9) instead of ncurses (5.3) solves the problem for me.

2) Compiling, installing and using ncurses 5.4.20050319 instead of 5.3.20021019 solves the problem also.

3) Setting in my "xterm" the variable TERM from xterm to vt100 let reproduce the previously described error (with a "unknown" character filled blinking screen; especially well seen if lynx is prompting for cookie-permissions; all ok if the page is built up) also with the "ncurses-5.4.20050319"-lynx.

A personally unwanted side-effect of using ncurses 5.4.20050319: Now I got colored characters on a black background but I like the old better readable behaviour (just black characters on a background unchanged by lynx) so I had to study the documentation ;-)



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