[Alpine-info] Re: alpine hangs after lynx URL view
mbmiller+l at gmail.com
Tue May 26 14:29:03 PDT 2009
I wrote something last year about a problem with lynx for URLs in Alpine
1.10. I think it continued to be a problem in 2.00. I stopped using
Solaris and Lynx and mostly now use Linux and Firefox, but someone just
wrote to me with information that might help developers. See below.
Cc: Baranyai Pal
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 23:31:49 +0200 (MEST)
From: Baranyai Pal
To: mbmiller at taxa.epi.umn.edu
Subject: Solaris problems continue with Alpine 2.00
I read your post from 2008 on Alpine-info list.
We have faced with the same lynx (#3) problem on Sparc Solaris 8.
and Alpine 2.00. Simple debugging with truss showed that alpine was
looping in lwp_cond_wait() calls forever. Than I rebuilt the whole
distribution with "--without-pthread" option.
Now the new binary works perfectly with lynx, so the cause is probably
related to some multi-thread syncronization issue. Currenlty I do not
have time to debug deeper.
On Wed, 14 May 2008, Mike Miller wrote:
> I am using alpine 1.10(962) on Solaris 8 (SPARC) in an rxvt window with the
> following options:
> alpine -z -feature-list=no-use-subshell-for-suspend -color-style=force-ansi-8color -url-viewers=/usr/local/bin/lynx
> This works great in Pine 4.60 -- I view a URL then pop straight back
> into Pine. When I tried this in Alpine, lynx came up and worked fine,
> but when I killed lynx, I was left with my cursor sitting under the last
> command line (where I had entered the alias for alpine) in a sort of
> unresponsive dead zone where Ctrl-c or Ctrl-z would just display
> characters on the screen:
> mbmiller at taxa:~> alpine_alias
> See what I mean? So I had to open another window and kill alpine.
> This time I waited more than 30 minutes just because I wanted to see if
> it would come back on its own, but it never did.
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