Windows XEmacs “List and Install” Problem

After I installed Windows 7, the package manager in XEmacs stopped working. In particular, the “List and Install” function did not work with the main ftp site ( The connection to the ftp server could be established, but the packages couldn’t be listed.

Here is the fix that worked on my computer.

1. Customize “efs-ftp-program-name”
2. Change the value from “C:/Windows/SysWOW64/ftp.exe” to the standard setting, which is just “ftp”. And Voila!

I don’t know how it worked. If you know, let me know.


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