Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17199
New version of lynx does not work with cron
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
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.
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.
It doesn't happen with the current version (2.8.4-5)