[Python-Dev] Just spotted on SourceForge main page

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Mon, 03 Jul 2000 17:31:57 -0500

Tim Peters wrote:
> ..
> The great thing about all the instructions I've found so far is that they're
> written by people who apparently have no real understanding of how the
> underlying components (and/or Windows) work.  So they're full of magical
> incantations that may or may not make sense on your particular setup.

I found the same damn thing. I actually emailed one of the guys about an
apparent contradiction between his howto and another one and he
basically said: "Hey, this is what works for me!" (in his defence, he
did justify his interpration based on guesses about what the ssh for
Windows porters were thinking)

I also found that sfsetup program useless. Worse than useless. I have no
idea what it did to my system. Argh.

I eventually got it working. I'd love to tell you what I did but I just
hacked and hacked until it worked. One time I got those messages that
ESR did but who knows what made them go away.

I'm not using ssh keys. I just specify my password over and over and
over and over and...

 Paul Prescod - Not encumbered by corporate consensus
The calculus and the rich body of mathematical analysis to which it 
gave rise made modern science possible, but it was the algorithm that 
made the modern world possible.
	- The Advent of the Algorithm (pending), by David Berlinski