[CentOS] jwhois requires lynx...

John Doe jdmls at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 22 10:44:46 UTC 2012


From: Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>
> On 11/22/2012 09:55 AM, John Doe wrote:
>> maybe lynx package should be a requirement of the whois package...?
>>   $ whois ubiquity.io
>>   [Querying http://www.io.io/cgi-bin/whois]
>>   [HTTP: Unable to run web browser: /usr/bin/lynx: No such file or
> directory]
>
> A few of the whois endpoints seem to be doing this now, I'm not sure if
> thats really just an artistic extension of the whois proto; if I run
> who's it should return data rather than run a browser to point me at a
> webpage ( btw, you can set the BROWSER env var to send this elsewhere,
> other than lynx )

It does not use the BROWSER env var
It seems hardcoded in /etc/jwhois.conf
There is the choice of lynx or w3m...
But I agree that for a cmdline whois request, there's no point 
dumping a text web page with useless links...

JD


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