--On Monday, August 26, 2002 9:02 PM +0200 Administrateur(a)SLASH.dyndns.org
When I try to update my packages index, XEmacs displays a dialog box
with this message:
*ftp anonymous(a)ftp.xemacs.org* seems not a pty. Kill?
if I say Yes, XEmacs kills the buffer. If I say No, the buffer is not
killed but I can't access it.
Thanks for this great soft and for your help
You're probably using an ftp client (perhaps the cygwin ftp client) that
doesn't produce any prompt message if it's input is not a tty. When efs
starts the ftp client it waits for output from it and after a while it
gives up and produces this error message. I've fixed it by customizing
efs-ftp-program-args to '("-i" "-n" "-g" "-v"
"-p"). The important option
is -p which tells the cygwin ftp client to produce a prompt even if not
attached to a tty.
Mike Alexander <mailto:mta＠arbortext.com>
Arbortext, Inc. +1-734-997-0200