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Client does not support https. That is all I am getting. I even tried the basic HTML link.

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Works for me:


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Are you using a version prior to 2.8.7?

EDIT: I downloaded the oldest of the 2.8.8 lynx sources. After trying out different options it was configured without ssl support by default and I reproduced the error. Configuring & building lynx in the following way fixed the problem:

# download the lynx source
./configure --with-ssl --enable-gnutls-compat

Remember to use --prefix=<prefix of directory containing lynx.cfg> and --with-pkg-config=<directory prefix of binaries> with configure. I use Arch Linux so these were "/" and "/usr" respectively, For debian based distros you shouldn't need these. I just thought it worth mentioning.

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still doesnt work. I am using 2.8.8 – yayu May 5 '11 at 22:30
What distro, OS and release (if not rolling release) are you using? – andreasw May 5 '11 at 23:02
Nice answer, @andreasw. +1 for you. – user3463 May 6 '11 at 2:46
Mac OS X. I will try to implement this and get back. – yayu May 6 '11 at 4:04
You may just want to build & install with Fink or MacPorts. The lynx packages from both systems include support for https. Also, that way you have it managed by a package manager. – andreasw May 6 '11 at 4:40

I used MacPorts to install lynx

port info lynx  
lynx @2.8.7rel.1, Revision 1 (www)  
Variants: gnutls, [+]ssl, universal  

to install:

sudo port install lynx +ssl

Lynx will access my gmail!
I changed the following option so not to be asked each time:

SSL Prompting

This allows you to tell how to handle errors detected in SSL connections prompt normally to prompt for each cookie, force yes-response to reply "yes" to each prompt, force no-response to reply "no" to each prompt.

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