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2.2.1 Archives

The canonical source for all GNU software, including the GNU C compiler, GNU make, and Ghostscript, is `prep.ai.mit.edu [18.71.0.38]:pub/gnu'. That directory is replicated at many other sites around the world, including:

United States:
 
  wuarchive.wustl.edu   gatekeeper.dec.com:pub/GNU
  uxc.cso.uiuc.edu      ftp.uu.net:packages/gnu

Europe:
 
  archive.eu.net        src.doc.ic.ac.uk:gnu    ftp.funet.fi
  nic.funet.fi:pub/gnu  ugle.unit.no            isy.liu.se
  ftp.diku.dk

elsewhere:
 
  ftp.cs.titech.ac.jp   utsun.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp:ftpsync/prep
  archie.au:gnu

You can also order tapes with GNU software from the Free Software Foundation (thereby supporting the development of the font utilities and the rest of the GNU project); send mail to `gnu@prep.ai.mit.edu' for the latest prices and ordering information, or retrieve the file `DISTRIB' from a GNU archive.

The canonical source for the X window system is `export.lcs.mit.edu:pub/R5'. That directory is also shadowed at many other sites, including `gatekeeper.dec.com'. The FSF also sells X distribution tapes.

TeX is more scattered. A complete Unix TeX distribution is available for ftp on the machine `byron.u.washington.edu', or by ordering a tape from the University of Washington (send email to `elisabet@u.washington.edu'. What is on `byron' for ftp is often out-of-date, though.

The canonical sources for just Web2C--the port of just TeX, Metafont, and friends to Unix, without DVI processors, fonts, macro packages, etc.---are:

 
ftp.cs.umb.edu [192.12.26.23]:pub/tex/                  (Boston)
ics.uci.edu [128.195.1.1]:TeX/                          (California)
ftp.th-darmstadt.de [130.83.55.75]:pub/tex/src/web2c/   (Germany)

At all these sites, the files to retrieve are `web.tar.Z' and `web2c.tar.Z'.

The DVI-to-PostScript driver we recommend is Tom Rokicki's Dvips, and the X window system driver we recommend is Paul Vojta's XDvi. These programs are available from, respectively,
 
labrea.stanford.edu:pub/dvips*
export.lcs.mit.edu:contrib/xdvi.tar.Z

We have modified XDvi and Dvips to use the same path searching code as the current distribution of TeX and these font utilities; the modified versions are available from `ftp.cs.umb.edu:pub/tex'.

To use Metafont, you must have a file defining output devices. (See section 11.1 Metafont and BZRto.) We recommend you obtain `modes.mf' from
 
ftp.cs.umb.edu:pub/tex/modes.mf

You can retrieve the document describing all the details of the naming scheme for TeX fonts from

 
ftp.cs.umb.edu [192.12.26.23]:pub/tex/fontname.tar.Z


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