w3m displays blank help page

Marco Atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 07:13:15 GMT 2021

On 30.12.2021 02:13, Gary Johnson wrote:
> On 2021-12-29, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 12/29/2021 4:44 PM, Gary Johnson wrote:
>>> So, I have
>>> a workaround for the problem, but I'd really like a proper fix, and
>>> there may be other users with this problem.
>> w3m currently has no maintainer.  Would you like to take over?
> Possibly.  Let me take a look at fixing it properly and if I can
> figure that out, I can probably manage maintaining it.
> I didn't see any Cygwin-specific docs or maintenance notes among the
> package or source files.  That must mean that there's nothing to it.
> Regards,
> Gary


the cygwin source package has several patches.

I suggest you to try rebuilding it to familiarize with the
cygport tool.
It is possible that the changes in the build tools need
some adjustment after all these years..

After the

    cygport w3m.cygport prep

step, you can add your patch to the "src" subtree and cygport
will produce during packaging phase a new patch that you can rename
and add to the existing one in the w3m.cygport.

You can ask more info in the "cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com"
mailing list.

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