Subject: Re: ACL 4.3 For Linux license concerns
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/12/29
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* David Steuber <>
| Do I need both tar files?  Or is there a tar.gz now?

  you need only one, unless you have both libc5 and libc6 systems. can give you a .tar or a .tar.gz if you just tack the
  suffix onto any file or directory name, and does .gz for any file.  just
  ask for it, you'll get it.  most modern FTP servers do this, which is a
  boon for people who use _real_ FTP clients, compared to the losers who
  use "browsers" and can only get what they see.¹

  not that it will help a lot in this case, since the .tar file contains a
  .zip file that has be unzipped with a password you get after following
  the instructions in the README file.  (maybe I shouldn't have said that
  -- people who can't read README files maybe shouldn't be allowed to play
  with power languages.)

¹ semi-involved pun puzzle
  if people came with documentation, could men get the womanual?