Debian Bug report logs - #603646
lynx-cur: External menu could be cleaner, more like download or print menus

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

Reported by: "Dallas E. Legan" <>

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 03:03:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: fixed-upstream

Found in version lynx-cur/2.8.8dev.1-1

Fixed in version lynx-cur/2.8.8dev.7-1

Done: Atsuhito KOHDA <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#603646; Package lynx-cur. (Tue, 16 Nov 2010 03:03:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "Dallas E. Legan" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: lynx-cur: External menu could be cleaner, more like download or print menus
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 19:00:46 -0800
Package: lynx-cur
Version: 2.8.8dev.1-1
Severity: wishlist

It would be good if the menu pulled up when externals
was briefer, more like the download or print menus.
Currently it displays the full commands and the URL involved
in each command.
I know one blind friend who is confused
by this display, especially considering the mess/complexity
of many of the URLs you might call an external on.
Perhaps provision for a brief description, and allocation
to display the URL at the top, bottom or not all would be ideal.
Perhaps some switch to abbreviate the URL would be good,
specifiy how many characters to show.
This can be achieved by handling all externals via a single
script, typically a shell script, but this seems beyond 
the ability of a lot of people, and may be handling
the configuration file is all that can be expected of them.
Thanks for any consideration, even if it just to forward
this to Thomas Dickey!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages lynx-cur depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.28            Debian configuration management sy
ii  libbsd0                0.1.6-1           utility functions from BSD systems
ii  libc6                  2.11.2-6          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgcrypt11            1.4.4-6           LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libgnutls26            2.8.5-2           the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libncursesw5           5.7+20100313-2    shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages lynx-cur recommends:
ii  mime-support                  3.48-1     MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap

Versions of packages lynx-cur suggests:
pn  lynx-cur-wrapper              <none>     (no description available)

-- debconf information excluded

-- debsums errors found:
debsums: changed file /usr/bin/lynx.cur (from lynx-cur package)

Added tag(s) fixed-upstream. Request was from Thomas Dickey <> to (Sat, 11 Dec 2010 20:27:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Atsuhito KOHDA <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:36:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to "Dallas E. Legan" <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:36:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Atsuhito KOHDA <>
Subject: Bug#603646: fixed in lynx-cur 2.8.8dev.7-1
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:32:31 +0000
Source: lynx-cur
Source-Version: 2.8.8dev.7-1

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 main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur-wrapper_2.8.8dev.7-1_all.deb
  to main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.8dev.7-1.diff.gz
  to main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.8dev.7-1.dsc
  to main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.8dev.7-1_i386.deb
  to main/l/lynx-cur/lynx-cur_2.8.8dev.7.orig.tar.gz
  to main/l/lynx-cur/lynx_2.8.8dev.7-1_all.deb

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.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Atsuhito KOHDA <> (supplier of updated lynx-cur package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:38:16 +0900
Source: lynx-cur
Binary: lynx-cur lynx-cur-wrapper lynx
Architecture: source all i386
Version: 2.8.8dev.7-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Atsuhito KOHDA <>
Changed-By: Atsuhito KOHDA <>
 lynx       - Text-mode WWW Browser (transitional package)
 lynx-cur   - Text-mode WWW Browser with NLS support (development version)
 lynx-cur-wrapper - Wrapper for lynx-cur
Closes: 292787 514897 533308 600693 603646 603647 604466 604984
 lynx-cur (2.8.8dev.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New Upstream Release.
    - add PERSONAL_MAIL_NAME to options menu and .lynxrc (Closes: #603647)
    - remind user how to cancel message (Closes: #292787)
    - add HTML5_CHARSETS feature (Closes: #604466, #514897)
    - add EXTERNAL_MENU feature to lynx.cfg (Closes: #603646)
    - add check in getfile() when handling a "mailto:" url, to prevent it
      when the user has requested a dump (Closes: #533308)
    - makes RMDIR_PATH configurable (Closes: #604984)
   * Replaced obsolete "netscape" to "x-www-brpwser" in patch-1
     (Closes: #600693)
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