[ESS] An Emacs question.

gerald.jean at dgag.ca gerald.jean at dgag.ca
Mon Oct 15 15:38:21 CEST 2007

Hello there,

I apologize for asking an Emacs question on this forum but I'm not
subscribed to an Emacs list at the moment, I urgently need this to work and
I know there is a lot of Emacs expertise on this list.

For years I routinely use Splus through Emacs' ESS, great packages, thanks
to all contributors.  Last week I upgraded my PC's Emacs distribution from
21.3 to 22.1, it "almost" works as well as 21.3 did, one major problem, for
me, I have not succeeded to resolve.

>From my PC's Emacs I daily access files, through "ftp", on a remote Linux
server, running Emacs as well, this was working as a charm in 21.3, and on
previous versions of Emacs, but won't work on 22.1.1, here is what I do:

C-x d      ;; then in the mini-buffer I enter my user name and path to the
Linux server.

/jeg002 at actul01:/home/jeg002/splus/Splus
                ;; I ** instantly ** get a "login failed" message in the
mini buffer
                ;; and the *Messages* buffer displays the following.

tramp: Opening connection for jeg002 at actul01 using ssh...
tramp: Waiting for prompts from remote shell
tramp: Waiting 60s for prompt from remote shell
tramp-process-actions: Login failed

;; the line saying that "tramp" waited 60s for prompt from the remote shell
is not
;; correct, the four lines show up as soon as I hit enter when prompted for
;; directory name by dired.  I never even get prompted for my password?

In my ".emacs" file I have:

(setq ange-ftp-ftp-program-name        ;; works with emacs 21 and ange-ftp
      (if (w32-using-nt)
                 (if (file-exists-p "c:/Emacs/i386/ftp.exe")   ;; nt and
                   "c:/windows/system32/ftp.exe"  ;; xp
             "c:/windows/ftp.exe"))          ;; 95/98/ME

If I run the programe: "c:/Emacs/i386/ftp.exe" from a DOS shell it runs

Anyone has an idea on how to get "ftp" running from Emacs-22.1.1 on Windows

Thanks for any insight,

Gérald Jean
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