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Re: "Error opening terminal: cygwin." when attempting to start lynx

On Sat, May 01, 2010 at 08:39:18PM +0400, Andrey Repin wrote:
>Greetings, Christopher Faylor!
>>>> I'm receiving this error message when trying to start
>>>> lynx browser:
>>>> [C:\]$lynx
>>>> Error opening terminal: cygwin.
>>>What does `echo $TERM' tells you? (I'm guessing TERM=cygwin)
>>>Does `export TERM=xterm' solve the problem?
>>>Note that it works for me whatever TERM is: cygwin, xterm, screen...
>>>I can only force to fail if I set TERM to nonsense `TERM=sjdfjsfjsf'
>>>(What I don't know is why TERM=cygwin fails for you)
>> At this point we normally ask for someone to read:
>> and provide the type of information suggested there.
>Though it's apparent that I've just launched lynx as normal application, as
>I've always did in the past.
>TERM show nothing, this variable is undefined in common Windows environment.
>May I ask you what cygcheck mean when listing Far FTP plugin host definitions?
>I've left it included, as it contains no private data, but it shouldn't be there.

cygcheck did not list your installed packages for some reason which sounds like
you may have more than one cygwin1.dll on your system.  For sure it is obvious
that your PATH isn't right.  Cygwin's directories should always come first.  So
maybe you aren't running a cygwin versin of lynx but are, instead, running something
which does not understand the cygwin TERM type.


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