Xemacs, Vista, and package install (ftp problem)
rfinch at water.ca.gov
Fri Jun 22 19:12:36 EDT 2007
Thanks to all for the replies. Setting efs-ftp-program-name to the full
Windows pathname for Vista's ftp command didn't seem to help. At one
point I had package-install things working, but I can't remember what I
did and it doesn't now. M-x ftp seems to work, though the ftp buffer
mostly doesn't show responses from servers. To get gnus working I had to
load an encryption package; ecrypto I think.
I'll keep poking around trying to get the package-install to work.
BTW I'm using .28 beta now.
From: ethersoft at gmail.com [mailto:ethersoft at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Vin
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 10:07 AM
To: Finch, Ralph
Cc: xemacs-beta at xemacs.org
Subject: Re: Xemacs, Vista, and package install (ftp problem)
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
> 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
> 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
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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