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Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32: ange-ftp to Tru64 hangs on write.

From: Nelson E. Ingersoll
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] EmacsW32: ange-ftp to Tru64 hangs on write.
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 12:22:30 -0600
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Lennart Borgman (gmail) wrote:
> Nelson E. Ingersoll wrote:
>>    I'm having a problem with the Tramp/Ange-FTP which comets with Emacs32
>> 20070501 (patched and unpatched).   I have set the variable
>> tramp-default-method to "ftp" so that I am forcing the use of ange-ftp.
>> Tramp plays even less well with Tru64.
>>    When I connect to a Tru64 4.0d system, running it's "FTP server
>> Digital
>> UNIX Version 5.60" everything appears to work fine.  However, when I
>> save my
>> work the save "hangs" for a long time.  The file is written successfully
>> almost immediately; however, Emacs hangs and the modification flag in the
>> status bar at the bottom does not change from *'s to dashes.  The hang
>> will
>> clear successfully after, literally, a minute or two.  A CTRL-G will also
>> clear the hang, though the status bar and buffer write-status remain
>> set as
>> "changed, not saved".
>>    I can use the exact same setup and perform the exact same action to
>> log
>> onto, modify, and save a file to Linux or Sun systems without any obvious
>> trouble.  Therefore, it appears to be something to do with Tru64's FTP
>> server.
>>    An old version of ange-ftp (1.14?) does NOT have this problem. 
>> However,
>> it does have trouble working with Tramp and can't perform a simple
>> filename
>> completion because of changes to the code.
>>    Has anyone else experienced a similar problem using EmacsW32 ange-ftp
>> with Tru64's FTP?  If so, did you fix it?
>> - Nelson
>> EmacsW32: GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2007-05-01 on
>>           LENNART-69DE564 (patched) & unpatched.
>> Tramp:    2.0.55
>> ftp:      Both gnuwin32 ftp.exe and C:\windows\system32\ftp.exe
>> ftpd:     FTP server (Digital UNIX Version 5.60)
> Did you try the ftp.exe that comes with EmacsW32?
> Someone reported a similar problem before. I do not remember if that was
> you.

   Unmentioned in the text but listed below is that I did indeed try both
the GnuWin32 FTP program which comes with EmacsW32 as well as the Microsoft
program.  This is a problem with how ange-ftp/tramp works with Tru64 UNIX.

- Nelson

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