Rodolfo Medina | 8 Jul 15:03 2015

Hi Lynx developers.

Since other web browsers like Firefox are too heavy for my old Huyndai laptop
and Pentium III, and also because I'd like very much to use a textual web
browser, I want to try Lynx but have the problem that it won't access my email
account at  When I try to, it redirects me again and again to
the login page and form.  The same problem occurs also with other browsers like
w3m, Netsurf, Dillo.

Please help if possibile.



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mgonzaleze | 6 Jul 17:32 2015

Lynx 2.5xxx

Dear Sirs,


Please, Could you send us link for download Lynx2.5xx.

We need because we will install on PowerPC with specific real time task.

Do you have LynxOS Configuration Control file? If hit, Could you send it?

Best Regards


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Shel Talmy | 3 Jul 20:09 2015

Re the "ssl error:"

Thanks for previous help with 'forbidden error', got it fixed.
Is there a way to bypass the increasing number of sites enabling the 'ssl 
error:' statement as follows?

ssl error: self signed certificate in certificate chain-continue?

Which of course requires hitting 'enter' for every link to be accessed and 
more often now, requiring 2 or more "returns" to get to the page wanted.
Yes LOL, it's annoying!  Any way to get around it?



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Sascha Brawer | 2 Jul 12:41 2015

Emoji in lynx

Dear lynx-dev,

is it a known problem that lynx doesn't display Emoji?

To reproduce, install some Emoji font:
$ sudo wget "" -o /usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto/NotoEmoji-Regular.ttf 

The following works as expected:
$ lynx -dump | grep 1F60x
   U+1F60x 😀 😁 😂 😃 😄 😅 😆 😇 😈 😉 😊 😋 😌 😍 😎 😏

Here's a screenshot, just in case:

However, when I use lynx to open (without -dump), it looks very empty. Note that this is in the same terminal that had no problem rendering the Emoji in “lynx -dump | grep” just fine.

Just speculating, is this is really a lynx problem, or is perhaps ncurses broken for Unicode codepoints above U+0FFFF?

$ lynx --version
Lynx Version 2.8.9dev.1 (12 Mar 2014)
libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, GNUTLS 3.3.8, ncurses 5.9.20140913(wide)
Built on linux-gnu Nov  8 2014 17:56:17

$ uname -a
Linux debian 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux


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Daniel Bridges | 2 Jul 02:39 2015

new user, computer novice, installation problems


I am wanting a faster, safer, peaceful, less-bandwidth web browsing experience, which are my reasons for
trying lynx. Would you mind helping me install it? It is a little over my head (it appears I must learn how to
use the Mac Terminal to install this software, and perhaps also to use it), but I think I can learn, if
someone teaches me. I do have some limited computer experience, e.g. trying Mandrake/Mandriva/Ubuntu
linux distributions (not without some installation problems), coding in MATLAB ...

What I’ve tried so far to install:
1. I navigated to the folder containing the lynx download, lynx2-8-8 via a series of “cd” and “ls”
commands in Terminal.
2. "./configure” appeared successful. 
3. “make” appeared successful. 
4. I appended the path temporarily to the terminal session via “PATH=“ and “:” as demonstrated at
5. From the same folder, I tried installing in a different location: "./configure
--prefix=/Users/[name]/Applications/lynx --exec-prefix=/Users/[name]/Applications/lynx”.
To my surprise, this appeared successful, yet that folder appears empty with no files, hidden or not! It
ended with the final lines:
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating makefile
config.status: creating WWW/Library/Implementation/makefile
config.status: creating src/makefile
config.status: creating src/chrtrans/makefile
config.status: creating lynx_cfg.h

But I don’t understand how to edit the lynx.cfg file or proceed any further. I have encountered this error message:
$ lynx -cfg=/[folders]/lynx2-8-8/lynx.cfg 

Lynx file "/usr/local/etc/lynx.lss" is not available.
A. Was lynx -cfg=… the correct next step towards installation?
B. What does it mean for this file to be not available? What is the problem and how do I solve it?
C. Am I correct that, after this command, the next steps toward proper installation (in my case) would be:
i. make install
ii. make install-help
iii. lynx

The last step iii being to start using the software. So, to recap, I thought the steps to a proper
installation were: "./configure", “make", add directory to path so that ‘lynx’ becomes a
recognized command, "lynx -cfg", "make install", "make install-help" (since I need help files), and
then finally “lynx".

I look forward to hearing from you, and thanks for your help and for this opportunity.
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Shel Talmy | 30 Jun 22:29 2015

Getting the "Forbidden" error message

Hi, via google, acknowledge this has been going on for years, and it's 
happening to me increasingly.

I'm using LYNX 2.87, which apart from from the above, works fine.

Please tell me what to do to correct this, and thanks.


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Cleber Vieira Baptista | 15 Jun 19:00 2015

Configuration file ./lynx.cfg is not available.


The configuration file exists, I even changed the default urls. But when I go to dump it says that the configuration file does not exist.

C:\lynx_w32\lynx -dump "" > C:\TMP\teste.txt

Configuration file ./lynx.cfg is not available.


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Philip Webb | 8 Jun 18:10 2015

JS blocker

This site has recently started blocking non-JS access : .
Using Firefox on Linux, I can pick a story, eg the dinosaurs 
--  -- ,
then try to open the URL using Lynx 2.8.7dev.12 ,
ie what I'd previously been doing to save a text version of such articles.
First, you get "IFRAME: [1]//"
& if you goto that, you get "Hello, I am a java script test analytics page".
That's all.

This isn't a vital issue for me, but others may have real difficulties
& Lynx users generally might want to follow it up.


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Jude DaShiell | 28 May 18:08 2015

lynx and logjam

I checked earlier today and discovered lynx is vulnerable to the logjam 
hack even without javascript capability.  Most other browsers are likewise 
vulnerable so I got curious and checked it out for myself.


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Rudá Moura | 27 May 18:58 2015

Using user_mode = ADVANCED and running lynx throws 'pointer being freed was not allocated' on OS X

The discussion started here
There's a patch attached that seems to fix the problem.

% lynx --version
Lynx Version 2.8.9dev.6 (06 May 2015)

% cat .lynxrc
user_mode = ADVANCED

% lynx
lynx(52571,0x7fff7d6e7300) malloc: *** error for object 0x7fa0a0d01911: pointer being freed was not allocated
*** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
zsh: abort      lynx

% lldb lynx
(lldb) target create "lynx"
Current executable set to 'lynx' (x86_64).
(lldb) run
Process 52580 launched: '/usr/local/bin/lynx' (x86_64)
lynx(52580,0x7fff7d6e7300) malloc: *** error for object 0x100400ef1: pointer being freed was not allocated
*** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
Process 52580 stopped
* thread #1: tid = 0x91a4f6, 0x00007fff8c618286 libsystem_kernel.dylib`__pthread_kill + 10, queue = '', stop reason = signal SIGABRT
    frame #0: 0x00007fff8c618286 libsystem_kernel.dylib`__pthread_kill + 10


->  0x7fff8c618286 <+10>: jae    0x7fff8c618290            ; <+20>
    0x7fff8c618288 <+12>: movq   %rax, %rdi
    0x7fff8c61828b <+15>: jmp    0x7fff8c613c53            ; cerror_nocancel
    0x7fff8c618290 <+20>: retq   

(lldb) bt

* thread #1: tid = 0x91a4f6, 0x00007fff8c618286 libsystem_kernel.dylib`__pthread_kill + 10, queue = '', stop reason = signal SIGABRT
  * frame #0: 0x00007fff8c618286 libsystem_kernel.dylib`__pthread_kill + 10
    frame #1: 0x00007fff9a4e242f libsystem_pthread.dylib`pthread_kill + 90
    frame #2: 0x00007fff933bdb53 libsystem_c.dylib`abort + 129
    frame #3: 0x00007fff90a46937 libsystem_malloc.dylib`free + 428
    frame #4: 0x0000000100054f48 lynx`LYsetRcValue + 841
    frame #5: 0x00000001000551ba lynx`read_rc + 356
    frame #6: 0x0000000100026676 lynx`main + 2388
    frame #7: 0x000000010000119c lynx`start + 52
(lldb) ^D

% lynx --version
Lynx Version 2.8.9dev.6 (06 May 2015)
libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 0.9.8zd, ncurses 5.7.20081102
Criado em darwin14.3.0 May 27 2015 13:30:59

Attachment (LYrcFile.c.patch): application/octet-stream, 709 bytes
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Hart Larry | 27 May 16:59 2015

Did Append Get Broken in dev6?

To my surprise, an append option is now missing in my print menu. The Unix 
account is running this latest version, while here at home in Debian I am still 
running dev5  and still have an append option. Since I save alot of 
news-articles by date, I find this option really helpful. My print menu now only 
has 4 items instead of maybe 11. Thanks so much in advance

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