Francesco Ariis | 21 Jun 00:18 2016

SSLcerts config help

Hello lynx users,
    I am trying to configure lynx to handle ssl certs following
`README.sslcerts` [1]. I am using Lynx Version 2.8.9dev.1 (12 Mar 2014)
on Debian stable.
I am having problems with setting SSL_CERT_DIR and SSL_CERT_FILE
environment variables.


Long story short, the guide asks you to determine where `libcrypto.a` is,
so I invoked:

    u <at> m:/usr$ find -name libcrypto.a

Then, to determine the default location for the certs the
guide asks you to run:

    strings libcrypto.a  | grep -in cert | less

I modified my .bashrc to export those variables:

    u <at> m:~$ echo $SSL_CERT_DIR; echo $SSL_CERT_FILE
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kaltheat | 10 May 19:39 2016

Extend gopher client functionality to support URL scheme


recently I realized that lynx' gopher client implementation does not cover the (non-RFC) URL
scheme[1,2]. This scheme is supported by Overbite Addon for Firefox for instance and gives a smoother
experience when surfing from gopher oceans into http seas. You can test it using this[3] address. With
lynx you'll see an information page generated by the gopher server once the client does not handle the URL
scheme properly, with Overbite there is a seamless transition.

Would you mind to extend lynx' gopher client?


[2] gopher://
[3] gopher://

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Shérab | 5 May 18:23 2016

Some links not recognized on

Dear all,

I use lynx to read

This used to work quite well but does not work so well any longer.

More precisely, e.g. in the notification area, no links are shown to see
the object one received a notification for anylonger. This worked

I had a quick look to the HTML source and from that I got the feeling
that the links are still there, so it looks as if for some reason they
are not properly recognized.

Can somebody else reproduce problem?

Is there a known fix?

Is it FB's HTML that is not valid or lynx that has a bug?

Thanks a lot for any help!


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Thomas Dickey | 30 Apr 02:00 2016

Re: ANN: lynx2.8.9dev.9

----- Original Message -----
| From: "Axel Beckert" <abe <at>>
| To: lynx-dev <at>
| Cc: 822958-forwarded <at>
| Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 7:12:27 AM
| Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] ANN: lynx2.8.9dev.9
| Hi Thomas,
| On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 01:12:32AM +0000, Thomas Dickey wrote:
| > * restore fix to filter out left-to-right marks which was broken in
| >   refactoring in 2.8.9dev.2, and also filter out right-to-left
| >   marks
| >   (Debian #808949) -TD
| Thanks for taking care of bugs reported in Debian!
| Nevertheless, in this case, the fix might have broken something else
| as it probably caused the following regression reported in Debian
| today:

yes/no: the report noted breakage in an earlier fix to remove the feature:

    ignore LEFT-TO-RIGHT-MARK (U+200E) in HTML files (Debian #408835) -TD

If someone sees it "working" in some version, that is accidental (i.e., a bug), since
neither ncurses nor slang actually support bidi in the sense that they know
what's on the screen between the (zero-width!) markers.

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Vincent Lefevre | 29 Apr 16:29 2016

Re: ANN: lynx2.8.9dev.9

On 2016-04-29 13:12:27 +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
> I can't reproduce the regression in an uxterm since it always seems to
> show the exclamation mark at the end, independent of the lynx version.

AFAIK, uxterm, like most terminals, don't have bidi support.

> (mlterm shows the exclamation mark indeed at different places, but
> only shows boxes instead of hebrew characters for me.)

To see the Hebrew characters, you may need to disable Xft in the
font config. I got them with:


which is chosen by default once Xft is disabled (but then, the
behavior may also depend on packages that are installed).


Vincent Lefèvre <vincent <at>> - Web: <>
100% accessible validated (X)HTML - Blog: <>
Work: CR INRIA - computer arithmetic / AriC project (LIP, ENS-Lyon)

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Thomas Dickey | 27 Apr 03:12 2016

ANN: lynx2.8.9dev.9


2016-04-26 (2.8.9dev.9)
* add workaround for servers such as which fail to close
  the connection when they finish sending compressed data.  This relies on
  the content-length (report by Klaus-Peter Wegge) -TD
* restore fix to filter out left-to-right marks which was broken in refactoring
  in 2.8.9dev.2, and also filter out right-to-left marks (Debian #808949) -TD
* fix build for current gnutls configuration which dropped the
  gnutls_protocol_set_priority function (reported by Axel Beckert, Andreas
  Metzler) -TD
* modify CF_LD_RPATH_OPT configure macro, changing FreeBSD case to use
  -Wl,-rpath rather than -rpath option.  According to FreeBSD #178732, either
  works since FreeBSD 4.x; however scons does not accept anything except the
  -Wl,-rpath form -TD
* add null-pointer checks for ssl_ctx in HTTP.c in case of error from calls
  on SSL_CTX_new (report by Yuan Jochen Kang) -TD
* update config.guess (2016-01-01), config.sub (2016-01-01)
* update da.po, fi.po, tr.po from


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David Niklas | 19 Mar 18:08 2016

Re: Lynx-dev Digest, Vol 145, Issue 6

On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 13:01:21 S.ndor wrote:
> 2016/02/18 01:21 ... Karen Lewellen:
> > Larry,
> > these pages are not blank.  they simply do not accept the user header.
> > If you change the send user header option the page will show
> > correctly. However that option is not permanent for good reason.
> > Unless others have ideas, that is the best and fastest way, it is a 2
> > second fix at most.
> > Does someone mine explaining to Larry why the header does need to be
> > present the rest of the time?
> > I know sites behave strangely without it, but others may be able to
> > help him understand as much.
> And I think of the suggestion when changing the User-Agent header that 
> no known webbrowser be named, but instead a variant of "Lynx ...", very 
> good, in that if the webmaster looks at the visitor log, he will see 
> that in spite of all a Lynx-user visited.

I'm confused, do you mean that you want us to visit the web page with the
user agent set to lynx so that the admin might allow lynx?

Thanks, David

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Snowczar | 17 Mar 23:11 2016

Lynx NTLM proxy authentication support


I love using Lynx but I recently switched jobs and I can't seem to get Lynx to authenticate with the proxy
server at work.  Looks like it doesn't support NTLM authentication?  My searches seemed to show this came up
a long time ago and nothing was done?  In curious if this support can be added for the next release?


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Thomas Dickey | 29 Feb 03:04 2016

website down for maintenance

I've submitted a ticket to my ISP to deal with a problem which cropped up today.
I expect it'll be back up in a day or so.


Thomas E. Dickey <dickey <at>>

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Hart Larry | 18 Feb 06:54 2016

Can I Permanently Fix these Blank Pages?

Several months ago when this subject of a 406 error or maybe another type of 
blank page came up, there was a fix on the fly to display. But instead, I wunder 
if there is something I can put in my lynx.cfg to finally correct these? I think 
this site is wordpress related?
I go here for listings of debates-and-primaries, among other things. I really 
find it irritating that I must visit in E L I N K S.
An example I mentioned months ago was
Here on Shellworld, we have version 2.8.9 dev6
Here at home, I have dev8
Thanks so much in advance for solutions

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Dan Schmidt | 25 Jan 01:22 2016

Newer DOS Lynx Port

It's kind of a pain to get all the modules & CA cert, but SSL works.  Kaufman's port is great, but lacks current SSL.

I use a small enet/wireless usb bridge.  I can boot & get the weather faster on my twenty year old laptop than my two year old chromebook. 
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