>>>> "John" == John H Palmieri
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if that's functional.
Just copy/paste in this information again.
report-emacs-bug has gotten pretty good about collecting everything we
need to know.
John> Either I'm being stupid or XEmacs is. I'm using
John> "21.4 (patch 6) \"Common Lisp (candidate 1)\" XEmacs
John> on an `alpha-dec-osf5.0' system. A while ago, I downloaded a sumo
John> tarball, so I have old versions of the packages installed. I want to
John> update my packages, so I choose a download site from Tools -> Packages
-> Add download site. Then I go to Tools -> Packages -> List and
John> install. After a second or two, I get this:
John> *ftp anonymous(a)ftp.xemacs.org* seems not a pty. Kill?
John> First problem: this is meaningless to me, and probably meaningless to
John> some other people. Could someone rewrite this error message in
John> Anyway, my three options are "Yes", "No", and
"Cancel", and I haven't
John> been able to detect any differences in their behaviors. I figure
John> there's something wrong with the ftp connection, so I select another
John> download site. (First I choose the one I started with, to unmark that
John> box, then I choose a new one.) When I try "List and install"
John> immediately get this:
John> Process not open for writing: #<process "*ftp
John> anonymous(a)ftp.sunsite.utk.edu*" pid 480165 state:exit>
John> This is my second problem: once there is one failure with a download
John> site to get the package listing, I can't switch to another site and
John> try again. As far as I can tell, it's not even trying to open the ftp
John> connection; it just gives an error right away and quits.
John> J. H. Palmieri
John> Dept of Mathematics, Box 354350 mailto:palmieri＠math.washington.edu
John> University of Washington http://www.math.washington.edu/~palmieri/
John> Seattle, WA 98195-4350