I've been having trouble with this on a machine running the
build of XEmacs (from the current CVS trunk) on Windows NT 4.0 using
the cygwin ftp client. When I try to open a file on an FTP server
(I've tried several and it doesn't seem to matter which server) the
file is truncated at a random location a few thousand bytes into the
file. If you look at the ftp log everything seems to be ok, but efs
doesn't seem to wait for the file to be transfered before using the
result. I've tried to debug this a bit, but haven't learned very
much. Has anyone else seen problems like this?
I've noticed that EFS says 'Done' long before the result is visible.
That's with an ADSL connection, native 21.4.3 on Win2k. If it
doesn't wait properly, this could explain why the experimental
EFS seems shaky, with both cygwin and windows ftp. Things fail
1st time, try again (when things are cached) and it works.
I'm connected via an ISDN line so ftp transfers are not too fast.
This might have something to do with it. I'll try it on other
machines with faster net connections and see if that affects things.
If I can provide any more information let me know.