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Re: [Lynx-dev] --enable-nsl-fork doesn't always work ?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] --enable-nsl-fork doesn't always work ?
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:33:23 -0400
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On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 03:14:45PM -0300, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
> I installed Arch Linux and compiled 2.8.8dev.12 on it to have the latest 
> code. The problem is that something stopped working: 'z', to interrupt 
> the "Looking up" phase. Now, it stops after ~10 seconds if the site is 
> unavailable, like . --enable-nsl-fork was 
> enabled, so what may be causing it ? glibc ? It works fine with 
> Slackware.

I checked with an older version, and it still hangs.  Lynx is hanging
not in the DNS lookup (which is what nsl-fork is good for), but in
connecting to the site.  There was some discussion of this aspect a
while back - I don't recall that anyone proposed to fix for interrupting
this, aside from noting that it times out after a while.

Thomas E. Dickey

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