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RE: [h-e-w] difficulty obtaining ntemacs

From: Eli Daniel
Subject: RE: [h-e-w] difficulty obtaining ntemacs
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 18:54:33 -0500

Yes, this frustrated me too for some time -- I eventually discovered that
the GNU ftp servers were compromised and they're still reassembling the
bits, making sure that nobody did a Ken Thompson* on their software.

However, there are several GNU mirrors which were apparently not compromised
and still have the software available.  The one I've been using is

Can the FAQ maintainer put something in about this?


* See if you don't know what I'm talking
about -- well worth the read if you've never seen it.

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Subject: [h-e-w] difficulty obtaining ntemacs

where can i get a distribution of the latest release?
one trying to obtain ntemacs based on the information
in the faq will face a maddening goround.

the faq at

claims latest distributions of sources and binaries
are at:

at this location the latest version is 21.3.
there is nothing in the 21.3 subdirectory but a bunch
of files 
*.back-RSN.README dated 23.10.2003 

all files with this style name are text files which
indicate that the eponymous part (the * part) is gone
and the real thing will be back Real Soon Now - but
notice that the date of these files is 23.10.2003.
the same thing in general is true of subdirectories
for earlier releases.

the faq also lists 8 other sites which supposedly host
distributions, but all but one of them either do not
exist or do not have distributions.
that one is 
the latest distribution there is 20.7 and it is dated

where should i go to get this distribution?

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