Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165149
can not request from .de domain
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
Description of problem:
I do not get results with defaults when querying a .DE -domain (Germany)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. whois web.de
listing of domain
when quering with whois web.de -h whois.thur.de I get correct results.
I have the solution:
jwhois seems to depend on an installed package "lynx" ( I saw a message about
browser not found via gnome-networktools). I seems to be unable to fetch the
information with another text browser or by itself.
Comment #1 is correct: a web browser is necessary for http queries. The default
configuration uses lynx, but jwhois can't depend on lynx (#161282) because it
can use other browsers (at least w3m) if so configured.
There is a separate bug in jwhois which can cause jwhois to exit after writing the
[Querying ...] line without reporting that executing the browser failed. This bug
will be fixed in rawhide jwhois-3.2.3-2.
Thanks for your report.