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Re: [Lynx-dev] Transferring lynx

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Transferring lynx
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 20:29:31 -0400
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On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 05:11:31PM -0600, Allison Roth wrote:
> Hi all;
> I have a fairly irritating issue.  I want a copy of lynx (with SSL) on a
> server I have some pages hosted on.  While I have SSH access, it's through
> jailshell (i.e.  very limited capabilities).  I uploaded a binary that I
> found at, which works fine for http accesses. 
> However, for https it says the client does not support this.  The version is
> 2.8.1, and I can't seem to find anything newer in binary form (note:  the OS
> is Fedora Core).

The last I noticed, there's an rpm for it (I'd compile it anyway).
> I tried, just in case it might possibly work, uploading the lynx executable
> from another Linux system I have where everything works properly, but I get
> this:  "./lynx:  error while loading shared libraries: 
> cannot open shared object file:  No such file or directory"
> I know there were some issues earlier with RSA library patents and not being
> able to distribute this, but it's my understanding that the patent in
> question ran out.  Anyone know the current status on this, and/or the best
> way through my little issue?

Support for SSL's been in the lynx source since January 2001.

The current version of lynx is 2.8.5

It's available at
2.8.6 Development & patches:

Thomas E. Dickey

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