[Mailman-Users] convert text/html problem...

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Mar 16 22:54:38 CET 2005

Dan Phillips wrote:
>HTML_TO_PLAIN_TEXT_COMMAND = 'LYNX_TEMP_SPACE=/tmp /usr/local/bin/lynx 
>-force_html -dump %(filename)s'
>I changed it to that based on a thread on this list a couple years ago. 
>I honestly don't remember know what the issue was at the time, but I 
>may have had to install lynx from source. OS X 10.3 client doesn't have 
>lynx installed, but I don't know about Server 10.3.

The thread can be found at

I believe the original issue that required the use of
LYNX_TEMP_SPACE=/tmp was a Red Hat specific change to lynx. Also, the
-force_html option also should be unnecessary as the 'filename'
created by Mailman has a .html extension, but neither of these can

There is another issue if the HTML passed to lynx is base64 or
quoted-printable encoded. See thread at

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