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Re: config.sub, config.guess, and the GNU FTP site

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: config.sub, config.guess, and the GNU FTP site
Date: 04 Sep 2003 17:18:39 -0400
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%% Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

  pe> The GNU FTP server has been frozen since late July; nothing new
  pe> has appeared on it.  I don't know what the holdup is.

It's not the entire server: the server was cracked (surely you heard
about this?) and so they took off all the content until it could be
verified to be correct.

The verification is complete for almost all the code, but Ben Elliston
(who, according to the FSF folks I talked to, owns these particular
files) has not responded to requests for help in verifying these files.

That's why I'm sending mail :).

  pe> gnulib currently keeps copies of several files like that in one
  pe> convenient place.  It slurps them from their canonical locations
  pe> automatically.

That's what I want to do.  How does gnulib do this?  Does it get then
via CVS checkout somehow?  Or, some other way?

It has copies of config.guess and config.sub, which I
  pe> think were the latest versions before the freeze occurred.  See:
  pe> <>

  pe> So you can sync from gnulib for now, using the following URLs:


If I use "wget -O config.guess ..." then this works for me.  But I want
to get the official versions, wherever they are.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>   HASMAT--HA Software Mthds & Tools
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist
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