[blfs-dev] Lynx 2.8.8 in BLFS 7.5 - silent version change?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 09:42:54 PDT 2014

Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> Em 20-06-2014 13:02, David Brodie escreveu:
>> Hi
>> The file I have just downloaded today has failed a checksum test, the
>> actual checksum being as follows:
>>> md5sum lynx2.8.8.tar.bz2
>> b231c2aa34dfe7ca25681ef4e55ee7e8  lynx2.8.8.tar.bz2
>> rather than f467c043fe9a3963fc1c05f54923803f as stated in the BLFS 7.5
>> book.
>> Further investigation reveals that the CHANGES file in the source root
>> folder states that the current version is now "2014-03-09 (2.8.8rel.2)"
>> (currently the version in the Development Book), rather than the
>> original release. The download location is still
>> http://lynx.isc.org/lynx2.8.8/lynx2.8.8.tar.bz2 (or the same as ftp:)
> I confirm that the above lynx2.8.8 is the same as in svn.
> The one in BLFS 7.5 can be found here:
> http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/sources/BLFS/7.5/l/lynx2.8.8.tar.bz2
> and has the md5sum as in the book 7.5.
> New entry in the errata, perhaps?

It's pretty crappy that upstream changes the underlying file for a link.

lfs-7.5 assumes lynx2.8.8rel.1.tar.bz2, but the web page points to 
lynx2.8.8rel.2.tar.bz2.  I guess they are too lazy to update the web 
page.  We've already updated the -dev version of BLFS to point to the 
full filename.

The upstream url for lfs-7.5 should be


There is no actual lynx2.8.8.tar.bz2.

   -- Bruce

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