Bug 161282 - package needs dependency on lynx
Summary: package needs dependency on lynx
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: jwhois
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miloslav Trmač
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Reported: 2005-06-22 00:14 UTC by Andreas Kupfer
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-03 19:41:52 UTC
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Description Andreas Kupfer 2005-06-22 00:14:24 UTC
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User-Agent: Opera/8.01 (X11; Linux i686; U; en)

Description of problem:
The lookup of .de doesn't work, because lynx is not installed.

[kupfer@antwort ~]$ whois 42h.de
[Querying http://www.denic.de/en/whois/data.jsp]
[kupfer@antwort ~]$

[kupfer@antwort ~]$ whois -vv 42h.de
[Debug: Cache = On]
[Debug: Force lookup = No]
[Debug: Force host = (None)]
[Debug: Force port = (None)]
[Debug: Config file name = /etc/jwhois.conf]
[Debug: Follow redirections = Yes]
[Debug: Display redirections = No]
[Debug: Whois-servers.net service support = Yes]
[Debug: Whois-servers domain = whois-servers.net]
[Debug: Raw query = No]
[Debug: Rwhois display = (None)]
[Debug: Rwhois limit = (None)]
[Debug: Force rwhois = No]
[Running /usr/bin/lynx -dump -post_data http://www.denic.de/en/whois/data.jsp ]
[Querying http://www.denic.de/en/whois/data.jsp]
[kupfer@antwort ~]$

After installing lynx it works.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. whois 42h.de


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Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2005-07-03 19:41:52 UTC
Thanks for your report.

Unfortunately the situation can't be solved with rpm; jwhois, if so configured,
can use other web browsers (w3m, maybe others) instead of lynx, if they can
submit POST forms in a way supported by jwhois.  Requiring lynx would be
unnecessarily specific, requiring "a web browser" not specific enough.

The only way I can see to represent the complete information is to add
"Provides: jwhois(supported-browser) = %{jwhois-version}" to each
of the supported browsers; that's just overengineered IMHO.

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