Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119641
Links Points to ELinks
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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Description of problem:
ELinks and Links are NOT the same browsers. They even render
differently, I can see different kind of rendering on OSNews.com
between the two (Links from my slackware, elinks/links from fedora2)
Please do NOT create a soft link Links to ELinks web browser. It is
like a shortcut called Mozilla leading to Konqueror. It is ridiculous.
For us web developers this is not a good solution, because I need
both of them to test my web site.
So, either include BOTH web browsers, or only include Links. ELinks
has a lot of bugs (check the menu table on osnews.com to see what I
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "links"
2. Elinks loads instead
Actual Results: Links is linked to ELinks
Expected Results: To be two seperate browsers and binaries.
'Links' no longer maintained AFAIK. For package requests see Fedora
We would be interested to head about the "lot of bugs". I'm clicking on the
osnews.com menu bar (do you mean the black table at the top?) and everything
seems to work fine, what's the problem?
That was 1.5 years ago. The newer versions of eLinks work better now.
Oops, I'm sorry, I overlooked the date. :-) (And I didn't mean to reopen the
bug, dunno how that happenned.)
Funny. Could please check someone with FC4 ELinks check if it reopens the bugs
in RH Bugzilla for him as well? And anyway, should the Bugzilla let me even
reopen the bug? (It isn't available in the Bug Status Change menu, whose only
option is "Leave as...".)
Eugenia, the original bug reporter of this bug, closed this bug with resolution
UPSTREAM on 2005-07-25.
Somehow this bug was reopened, therefore it will be closed again.
ps. the symbolic link "/usr/bin/links" to "/usr/bin/elinks" is probably based on
the same idea that starting "/bin/vi" will start VIM (Vi IMproved). :-)