[Slackbuilds-users] w3m

Arkadiusz Drabczyk arkadiusz at drabczyk.org
Tue Jan 2 19:53:08 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jan 02, 2018 at 07:40:50PM +0000, David Woodfall wrote:
> I've tried to email Grigorios about this but got 'Recipient address
> rejected. Not known' error back.
> I'm hoping that he's watching the list.
> I've noticed that w3m make install doesn't install w3mimgdisplay. This
> is needed by ranger to display images in the terminal. I managed to fix
> it by:
> make install DESTDIR=$PKG
> cp w3mimgdisplay $PKG/usr/bin
> Also, if you change the termlib line to:
> --with-termlib="terminfo ncurses" \
> It will allow w3mimgdisplay to work in gnu-screen (if tic is used to
> install the screen terminfo file).
> Could you please add those options? Then I will update my ranger
> slackbuild with some information on how to get images working in the
> terminal.

Are you sure w3mimgdisplay is not installed?  I think it is:

$ locate w3mimgdisplay
$ grep w3mimgdisplay /var/log/packages/*

I have not problems with displaying pdf documents as images in ranger.
I found this in


That would indicate that ranger does not really expect w3mimgdisplay
to be in $PATH.
Arkadiusz Drabczyk <arkadiusz at drabczyk.org>

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