non-official ftp site in germany (solaris only)

Mario Wolczko Mario.Wolczko at Eng.Sun.COM
Mon Aug 28 21:55:38 UTC 1995

Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 12:45:08 +0200
From: rainer at (Rainer Blome)
To: self-interest at
Subject: non-official ftp site in germany (solaris only)

The link speed to Sun was really not acceptable when I tried it, so I was
glad to be able to get Self from Manchester.  Seems that I have been lucky
now that the site is down.  The FTP admin of our local computing centre was
so kind as to put Self 4.0 on his server.  It is not official and may
vanish any time, but they have lots of disk space and I suppose it won't.
Still, please don't use this site unless it is a lot faster than your link
to the USA.

Since the stuff is the one that I used to install Self here,
it doesn't look exactly like the original (all files have the Self-4.0
prefix) and it is not complete (I only installed the solaris version).

  total 12110
  -rw-rw-r--   1 emoenke         1475 Jul 26 17:05 Self-4.0.Install
  -rw-rw-r--   1 emoenke         1933 Jul 26 17:04 Self-4.0.LICENSE
  -rw-rw-r--   1 emoenke         1087 Jul 26 17:05 Self-4.0.README
  -rw-rw-r--   1 emoenke        71809 Jul 26 17:05
  -rw-rw-r--   1 emoenke     12320062 Jul 26 14:16 Self-4.0.solaris.tar.gz

Also, the tar file is gzipped instead of compressed.  Not having patched
the install script, it won't work anymore (unless you linked zcat to
gzcat), but what Install actually did was just a single line anyway:

gzip -cd Self-4.0.solaris.tar.gz | tar -xfpB -

Greetings, Rainer

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