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[Fwd - Frm: address@hidden, Subj: how to use tar to build an emacs execu


From: Free Software Foundation
Subject: [Fwd - Frm: address@hidden, Subj: how to use tar to build an emacs executable under Windows 98]
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 12:33:47 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

If we are going to host Windows binaries of Emacs on the FTP site,  can you
make sure there are clear instructions for Windows users on the site?

We get a lot of messages like this.

----- Forwarded message from Raymond Barglow <address@hidden> -----

To: address@hidden
From: Raymond Barglow <address@hidden>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 17:58:59 -0800
Subject: how to use tar to build an emacs executable under Windows 98

You probably get lost of messages from people who are upset.  I have to
include myself in their number.

First, I downloaded emacs, windows 98 compatible version, in tar.gz
format.  Fine. I was able to extract from the gnu zip format.  Then your
"helpful" instruction about piping into the tar command came along.
But we Window users don't ordinarily have tar on our system.  Wouldn't
good instructions address this?

Anyway, I figured I would download gnu tar.  Fine.  I did manage to
bring it into my local computer.  But I could not figure out how to use
it. The file is: emacs-20_7-barebin-386_tar.  Now that I have got this
file, what on earth do I do with it?

I guess you folks are UNIX focused.  So maybe I shouldn't expect more
than I'm getting.

Oh well ...


Raymond Barglow
Berkeley


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