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Re: What is SLang?

jdassen@wi.leidenuniv.nl wrote:
> S-Lang is a library that (among other things) provides support for
> cursor-addressable terminals. It is used by a number of programs, including
> slrn, slsc and mutt.
> As in general cron jobs don't have a terminal, the message is
> understandable.
> You'd have to find out which of the programs run by cron.weekly is linked
> against S-Lang, and then rewrite that job not to use a program that needs a
> terminal.

This particular error message is caused by slrn, which can be run in a
cronjob to refresh it's newsgroups descroption file. If you see that error,
try upgrading to slrn version or higher. Or, just edit
/etc/cron.daily/slrn and add "TERM=vt100; export TERM" near the top.

see shy jo

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