Bug 17199 - New version of lynx does not work with cron
Summary: New version of lynx does not work with cron
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lynx   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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URL: http://www.aosoft.com
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Reported: 2000-09-03 04:40 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-15 22:31:29 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-09-03 04:40:50 UTC
Just installed a new 6.2 version and a funtion that worked under 6.1 
stopped working.  I uninstalled lynx-2.8.3-2 and re-installed lynx-2.8.2-2 
to fix the problem.

The function that I was using consisted of running a shell script from 
cron with the following line:

/usr/bin/lynx -dump http://www.bluehornet.com > /dev/null 

The entry logged to /var/log/cron but did not log 
to /var/log/httpd/access_log.  Once I downgraded to the older version, it 
started to work again.  The funny thing is that when I ran the shell 
script command line it worked, just now with the cron.

Any help in fixing this is greatly appreciated.

Richard Asp

Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-09-15 22:31:27 UTC
As a workaround, use:

TERM=vt102 /usr/bin/lynx -dump http://www.bluehornet.com > /dev/null 

One could debate whether this is a bug or feature.

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-09 13:53:10 UTC
It doesn't happen with the current version (2.8.4-5)

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