Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15103
slang library absolutely wants to hang on tty
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:15:19 EDT
When using Lynx at cron to do various automated data pulling tricks,
lattest slang library (we presume that is the problem) barfs that the
process has no controlling tty.
For example following:
TERM=dumb lynx -dump http://whereever/whatever
used to work -- at 5.2 very least, but 6.2 barfs nastily.
Why we DON'T use e.g. wget ?
Lynx supplies us with rendered version of the page so we don't need to
parse HTML tags ourselves, nor be that susceptible for changes at the HTML
source as long as the rendered result looks vaguely alike.
I can reproduce this on 6.2, but not on 6.1 or on the public beta. I'm going
to mark it as currently fixed; I'd suggest grabbing slang-1.4.1 (or possibly
the latest lynx) and rebuilding it on 6.2; it shouldn't cause a problem.