Xemacs, Vista, and package install (ftp problem)
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Tue Jun 19 13:07:09 EDT 2007
On 6/19/07, Finch, Ralph <rfinch at water.ca.gov> wrote:
> 21.5.27 native binary for Windows (Vista Ultimate with all updates).
> I'm trying to use Xemacs under Vista Ultimate....everything works well
> except when I try to update the package index, ftp doesn't work. I get
> a popup dialog that says "*ftp anonymous at ftp.xemacs.org* seems not a
> pty. Kill?"
Can you run ftp from the command line? If so, find out what ftp
command is running and set efs-ftp-program-name to that program.
> I have cygwin installed on this machine, but use Windows' ftp (besides I
> don't find a cygwin ftp.exe in .../bin/). I've googled for the above
> error message and there are posts about it but I've not been able to
> find a clear solution.
> My real objective is to run gnus. When I try that an error message in
> the minibuffer window appears: "Cannot open load file: %s: sha1".
Alternatively, the 21.5 setup kit for windows includes gnus. You can
download the latest version from
> I have Xemacs working great on an XP Pro machine, and hope it can work
> equally well with Vista.
I have not tried the kit on Vista, but there have been reports that it works.
Anothe alternative: there is an experimental XEmacs-21.5 cygwin setup
kit. Run cygwin setup and look for the experimental XEmacs 21.5
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