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Old 04-24-2019, 07:48 PM   #1
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Trying to download the pacific.exe file I get an error wherever this file is (Internet).


In the times of MS-DOS there was a tiny C compiler called Pacific (DOS/WINDOWS application). By searching with 'c compiler pacific' one finds pacific.exe, which is a self-extracting file. It just unzips the files and copies them to the directory where it is running.

One of the directories thus created consists of several example programs, highly instructive for those who are beginning with C. I am in need of them, but each time I click one of the items containing 'pacific'(google) I am sent to a page, containing the link 'pacific.exe', which is assumed to initiate the self-extractin file download, but I get an error when clicking the link. Example:

Here is http://www.grifo.com/SOFT/Pacific/uk_pacific.html. Now try to click the 'pacific.exe' link and you'll see what happens. Possible cause?
 
Old 04-24-2019, 08:00 PM   #2
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What is the output of

Code:
file /path/to/pacific.exe
If you are doing this on a Linux computer, I'm guessing that the issue is that this a DOS/MSDOS file. Linux does not understand *.exe files.
 
Old 04-24-2019, 08:07 PM   #3
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What is the output of

Code:
file /path/to/pacific.exe
If you are doing this on a Linux computer, I'm guessing that the issue is that this a DOS/MSDOS file. Linux does not understand *.exe files.
I beg your pardon. I see I did not make myself clear. 'pacific.exe' is a link in some internet page. In fact, in a lot of them.

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Old 04-24-2019, 08:20 PM   #4
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My browser responded with a "can't find that server" error on that link.
Neither can I find www1.htsoft.com with dig or nslookup.

Is that the problem you're seeing? It's pretty clearly an invalid link. Probably simply outdated because the host for pacific.exe lapsed.

htsoft.com appears to be valid, tho. Have you tried searching on that site (I've not gone there...)

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Old 04-24-2019, 08:45 PM   #5
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That is exactly the problem. I'll try htsoft.com and let you know if successful.
 
  


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