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XEmacs availability information. Last Modified: 25-Mar-1997.
XEmacs is available via anonymous FTP from ftp.xemacs.org (126.96.36.199)
in the directory /pub/xemacs/.
ftp.xemacs.org is the primary distribution point, but you may find
copies of it at other sites as well. Some sites to try include:
The most up-to-date list of distribution sites can always be found on
the XEmacs WWW page, http://www.xemacs.org/. Try to pick a site
that is networkologically close to you. If you know of other mirrors
of the XEmacs archives, please send us mail and we will list them here
There are mailing lists and newsgroups specifically for discussing and
reporting bugs in XEmacs; see the file MAILINGLISTS in this directory.
The FTP and ordering information in the remainder of this file applies
to the versions of GNU Emacs distributed by the Free Software Foundation,
not to XEmacs.
How to get GNU Software by Internet FTP or by UUCP. Last updated 11 June 95.
* Please send improvements to this file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* No Warranties
We distribute software in the hope that it will be useful, but without
any warranty. No author or distributor of this software accepts
responsibility to anyone for the consequences of using it or for
whether it serves any particular purpose or works at all, unless he
says so in writing.
If you find this file in the Emacs distribution, there is a chance it
is out of date. If you plan to FTP files from a GNU FTP host, you
might as well start by FTPing the current version of this file, which
* How to FTP
Use the ftp program on your system (ask locally if you can't find it)
to connect to the host you are ftping from. Unless indicated
otherwise, login in as user "anonymous", with password: "your e-mail
address" and set "binary" mode (to transfer all eight bits in each
* FTPing GNU Software
** How to FTP GNU Emacs
If you are on the Internet (see also "** Alternative Internet FTP
Sources" below), you can at present copy the latest distribution
version of GNU Emacs from the file /pub/gnu/emacs-M.N.tar on host
prep.ai.mit.edu (or the file /pub/gnu/emacs-M.N.tar.gz which has been
run through gzip after tar). M and N stand for version numbers; look
at a listing of the directory through ftp to see what version is
available. These files are about 11 and 4 megabytes long,
respectively. After you unpack the distribution, be sure to look at
the files README and INSTALL.
Because of difficulties in transferring large files, sometimes a split
version of the tar file is created. This would be in a directory
named /pub/gnu/emacs-M.N.tar-split or perhaps
/pub/gnu/emacs-M.N.tar.gz-split, containing files of 100000 characters
each. There is generally no trouble in ftping files of this size.
They can be combined with cat to make a tar file or compressed tar
file. If you can't find such files on prep.ai.mit.edu, have a look at
ALWAYS USE BINARY/IMAGE MODE TO TRANSFER THESE FILES!
Text mode does not work for tar files or compressed files.
Some ftp'ers have found it necessary for successful file transfer:
- to explicitly use prep.ai.mit.edu internet address:
188.8.131.52 (as of 18 June 95)
Files of differences from previous widely distributed GNU Emacs
versions to the present version are also available on prep.ai.mit.edu
under names of the form emacs.diff-OO.OO-NN.NN in directory /pub/gnu.
These are made with diff -rc2. Sometimes there are versions
compressed with gzip of these difference files as well; their names
have .gz appended.
The Emacs manual in source form is included in the distribution. The
dvi file produced by TeX is not included, but a copy may be available
for ftp under the name /pub/gnu/emacs.dvi.
The Emacs Lisp Reference Manual is in a separate file:
** VMS FTP sites with GNU Software
You can anonymously ftp a VMS version of GNU emacs from:
- ftp.stacken.kth.se:[.GNU-VMS] - GNU Emacs and some other VMS
ports (and some VMS binaries) of GNU software
- mango.rsmas.miami.edu has a VMS version of the GCC/G++ compiler.
Contact email@example.com (angel li) for details.
- addvax.llnl.gov - GNU Emacs
- VMSD.OAC.UCI.EDU - GNU Emacs
- RIGEL.EFD.LTH.SE [184.108.40.206] - GNU Emacs
- ctrsci.cc.utah.edu - GNU Emacs - The 00readme.txt file gives details
- cc.utah.edu [220.127.116.11] - misc. GNU software - user
anonymous, pass guest. The 00README.txt file gives details.
** Other GNU Software and How To FTP It
Other GNU software is available on prep.ai.mit.edu under directory
/pub/gnu. diff files to convert between versions (like those used for
GNU Emacs), exist for some of these programs. Some programs have misc
support files as well. Have a look on prep to see which ones.
Compressed versions of the tar or diff files are often available
(indicated by a .gz suffix and made with the `gzip' program). Some of
this software is in beta test (probably still buggy), and is being
made available for use by hackers who like to test software.
The file /pub/gnu/DESCRIPTIONS has a list of the packages distributed
on prep.ai.mit.edu with a brief description explaining what
each one can be used for.
More information about these programs can typically be found in the
GNU Bulletin. To receive a copy, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Scheme and How to FTP It
The latest distribution version of C Scheme is available via anonymous FTP
from altdorf.ai.mit.edu in /archive/scheme-X.XX/ (where X.XX is some version
Read the files INSTALL and README in the top level C Scheme directory.
** TeX and How to Obtain It
We don't distribute TeX now, but it is free software.
TeX is a document formatter that is used, among other things, by the FSF
for all its documentation. You will need it if you want to make printed
TeX is freely redistributable. You can get it by ftp, tape, or CD/ROM.
*** For FTP instructions, retrieve the file
ftp.cs.umb.edu:pub/tex/unixtex.ftp. (We don't include it here because it
changes relatively frequently. Sorry.)
*** For TeX on a single tape (4mm DAT or QIC-24), ordering information is
available from email@example.com. A distribution fee in the area
of US$210.00 covers administrative costs. Tapes will be available at
least through summer of 1994.
*** The FSF hopes soon to distribute tapes of TeX itself, after the
University of Washington distribution service goes away.
*** A minimal TeX collection (enough to process Texinfo files, anyway)
is included on the GNU source CD/ROM. See the file ORDERS in this
directory for more information.
** Alternative Internet FTP Sources
Please do NOT use a site outside your country, until you have checked
all sites inside your country, and then your continent. Trans-ocean
TCP/IP links are very expensive and usually very low speed.
The administrators of louie.udel.edu maintains copies of GNU Emacs.
The files are available via anonymous ftp under directory ~ftp/gnu.
Emacs and other GNU programs may be available via anonymous ftp from
these US sites: ftp.kpc.com:/pub/mirror/gnu (Silicon Valley, CA)
ftp.digex.net:/pub/gnu (Internet address 18.104.22.168, nightly full
mirror, ran by firstname.lastname@example.org), wuarchive.wustl.edu:/systems/gnu,
uiarchive.cso.uiuc.edu:/pub/gnu (Internet address 22.214.171.124,
nightly full mirror, ran by email@example.com),
labrea.stanford.edu, archive.cis.ohio-state.edu, and
And these foreign sites: ftp.cs.ubc.ca:/mirror2/gnu (Western Canada,
daily full mirror, ran by firstname.lastname@example.org),
ftp.inf.utfsm.cl:/pub/gnu (Chile 126.96.36.199 nightly full mirror, ran
by email@example.com), ftp.unicamp.br:/pub/gnu (Brazil manual mirror,
ran by firstname.lastname@example.org), archie.au:/gnu (Australia (archie.oz or
archie.oz.au for ACSnet)), ftp.technion.ac.il:/pub/unsupported/gnu
(Israel, daily full mirror, ran by ftp-admin), ftp.sun.ac.za:/pub/gnu
(South Africa), ftp.etsimo.uniovi.es:/pub/gnu (Spain),
ftp.mcc.ac.uk:/pub/gnu (188.8.131.52 daily full mirror, ran by
ftp.warwick.ac.uk (184.108.40.206 daily full mirror, ran by
ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de, or germany.eu.net (mirror ran by
email@example.com) (Germany), isy.liu.se (Sweden),
ftp.stacken.kth.se or ftp.luth.se:/pub/unix/gnu (Sweden),
ftp.sunet.se:/pub/gnu (Sweden 220.127.116.11 daily mirror, ran by
firstname.lastname@example.org (also mirrors the Mailing List Archives)
ftp.nl.net (Netherlands), ftp.win.tue.nl:/pub/gnu (Netherlands
18.104.22.168 daily mirror, ran by email@example.com),
ftp.funet.fi:/pub/gnu (Finland 22.214.171.124, ran by gnu-adm),
ftp.denet.dk (Denmark), ugle.unit.no (Norway 126.96.36.199),
ftp.eunet.ch or nic.switch.ch:/mirror/gnu (Switzerland),
irisa.irisa.fr:/pub/gnu or ftp.univ-lyon1.fr:pub/gnu (ran by
firstname.lastname@example.org) (France), ftp.ieunet.ie:pub/gnu (Ireland
188.8.131.52 weekly mirror, ran by email@example.com), archive.eu.net
(Europe 184.108.40.206), cair-archive.kaist.ac.kr:/pub/gnu (Korea
220.127.116.11, ran by firstname.lastname@example.org),
ftp.nectec.or.th:/pub/mirrors/gnu (Thailand 18.104.22.168 daily
mirror, ran by email@example.com),
utsun.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp:/ftpsync/prep or ftp.cs.titech.ac.jp (Japan,
nemacs, the japanese port of GNU Emacs, is under ~ftp/JAPAN).
* Getting GNU software in Great Britain
firstname.lastname@example.org is willing to distribute those GNU sources he has
available. The smaller items are available from the info-server (send
to email@example.com) the larger items by negotiation. Due to
communication costs this service is only available within the UK.
I.G.Batten@fulcrum.bt.co.uk) is also willing to distribute those GNU
sources he has. He can also write tapes in qic-21 and qic-24 formats.
firstname.lastname@example.org is willing to distribute those GNU sources he has
along with comp.sources.unix, comp.sources.x, X windows et al. The
archive, on src.doc.ic.ac.uk in directory /gnu, is available via ftp
over the Internet (on 22.214.171.124), ftam over IXI, HTTP, FSP, Gopher,
ftpmail, NFS, Lanmanger over IP, telnet, and uucp. Due to
communication costs this service is only available within the UK.
Mail to email@example.com for details. He can also write sun
cartridge or exabyte tapes.
UK sites with just anonymous FTP access are in the above list.
* Getting GNU software via UUCP
OSU is distributing via UUCP: most GNU software, MIT C Scheme,
Compress, News, RN, NNTP, Patch, some Appletalk stuff, some of the
Internet Requests For Comment (RFC) et al.. See their periodic
postings on the Usenet newsgroup comp.sources.d for informational
updates. Current details from <firstname.lastname@example.org> or
Information on how to uucp some GNU programs is available via
electronic mail from: uunet!hutch!barber, hqda-ai!merlin, acornrc!bob,
bigtex!james (aka email@example.com), oli-stl!root,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Germany), email@example.com (Japan) and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ordering a distribution tape from the Foundation is often a good
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