Debian Bug report logs - #372670
lynx -dump sometimes gives lines 64KB long

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Package: lynx-cur; Maintainer for lynx-cur is Atsuhito KOHDA <>; Source for lynx-cur is src:lynx-cur.

Reported by: Dan Jacobson <>

Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 22:48:51 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version lynx-cur/2.8.6-20

Fixed in version lynx-cur/2.8.6pre2-1

Done: Atsuhito KOHDA <>

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From: Dan Jacobson <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: lynx -dump sometimes gives lines 64KB long
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 08:34:11 +0800
Package: lynx-cur
Version: 2.8.6-20
Severity: minor

$ f=
$ lynx -nolist -dump $f|perl -lnwe '$_=length; print if $_ > 999'

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From: Thomas Dickey <>
To: Dan Jacobson <>,
Subject: Re: Bug#372670: lynx -dump sometimes gives lines 64KB long
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 19:43:24 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> Package: lynx-cur
> X-Debbugs-CC:
> Version: 2.8.6-20
> Severity: minor
> $ f=
> $ lynx -nolist -dump $f|perl -lnwe '$_=length; print if $_ > 999'
> 65636

This appears to be a duplicate of #360832 (which is a sign-extension bug).
I have a fix for it which will be in the next lynx patch.  See

Thomas E. Dickey

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From: Atsuhito KOHDA <>
Subject: Bug#372670: fixed in lynx-cur 2.8.6pre2-1
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 21:17:10 -0700
Source: lynx-cur
Source-Version: 2.8.6pre2-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
lynx-cur, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur-wrapper_2.8.6pre2-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6pre2-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6pre2-1.dsc
  to pool/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6pre2-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.6pre2.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Date: Mon,  4 Sep 2006 11:04:25 +0900
Source: lynx-cur
Binary: lynx-cur-wrapper lynx-cur
Architecture: source i386 all
Version: 2.8.6pre2-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Atsuhito KOHDA <>
Changed-By: Atsuhito KOHDA <>
 lynx-cur   - Text-mode WWW Browser with NLS support (development version)
 lynx-cur-wrapper - Wrapper for lynx-cur
Closes: 360832 363538 372670 373615 373998 375736
 lynx-cur (2.8.6pre2-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New Upstream Release.
   - add -stderr option to write error messages when doing a -dump -or -source.
     (Closes: #375736)
   - ensure the number of "extra" blanks in a line is greater than zero before
     attempting to perform text-justification (Closes: #363538)
   - fix a sign-extension in alignment case-statement in split_line()
     (Closes: #360832, #372670)
   * Upstream changed --enable-color-style enabled by default so I followed it.
   * Updated translations of debconf templates.  Thanks to all.
   - fr.po, Philippe Batailler <>
   - cs.po, Miroslav Kure <>
   - ru.po, Yuri Kozlov <>
   - de.po, Jens Nachtigall <>
   - sv.po, Daniel Nylander <>
   - pt_BR.po, Andre Luis Lopes <>
   - vi.po, Clytie Siddall <>
   - es.po, David Martínez Moreno <>
   (Closes: #373615, #373998)
   * There was no time to upload 2.8.6dev19 because 2.8.6pre2 was released
     so soon.
 66ff171af7e694f28722cae3ceae48f1 672 web extra lynx-cur_2.8.6pre2-1.dsc
 8f01371c58352885386af644f0f0e5c9 3178272 web extra lynx-cur_2.8.6pre2.orig.tar.gz
 2b1107be491f4d8b3e15517daa3ad2ec 25812 web extra lynx-cur_2.8.6pre2-1.diff.gz
 a458c3abaa01c97c1f8aea4cc3865b5d 14030 web extra lynx-cur-wrapper_2.8.6pre2-1_all.deb
 e30176b7950db8313b4dd5de8ac098e4 1960638 web extra lynx-cur_2.8.6pre2-1_i386.deb

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