Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430508
lynx.cfg: specify TELNET_PATH etc. properly
Last modified: 2015-02-01 17:47:59 EST
For URLs such "telnet://", "rlogin://" etc, Lynx uses TELNET_PATH, RLOGIN_PATH
and so on configuration options.
By default, when such options is not set, Lynx uses compiled-in ones.
In the earlier releases, Lynx caught just the first suitable telnet at the build
machine (usually /usr/kerberos/bin/telnet). Now, when building performs in the
clear "mock" environment, there is no any telnet, hence Lynx knows nothing about
it and friends...
In other words, after upgrading from FC5 to F7, the "telnet://" URLs no more
work under Lynx, because of the reason described above.
To solve this issue, please, add "TELNET_PATH:telnet" (and may be similar for
another protocols) into default /etc/lynx.cfg config file.
are you sure you have telnet on your machine? When I try to use URL telnet://..
it works even thought I don't have TELNET_PATH set in lynx.cfg.
I had modified rpm on my machine installed and as I found out you're right, it
doesn't work without TELNET_PATH, but I'm not sure if I should modify the cfg
file that way, I think this should be up to user to set this path ...
> up to user to set this path
Actually, Lynx undestands the PATH environment variable. Hence it catch the
first suitable telnet according to the PATH (either /usr/kerberos/bin/telnet, or
/usr/bin/telnet, or even /usr/local/bin/telnet). Thus, for default installation,
we may specify just the short "telnet" without the full path.
The same is true for another similar externals, like "rlogin" etc.
I think all the list (around commented TELNET_PATH in the lynx.cfg) should be
inspected for missing default values, and then lynx.cfg patched to set the
default values for them (where applicable) ...
lynx-2.8.6-10.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
lynx-2.8.6-5.fc7 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 7
lynx-2.8.6-5.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
lynx-2.8.6-10.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.