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st: RE: Cannot update Stata using 'update' function


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Cannot update Stata using 'update' function
Date   Mon, 30 Sep 2002 14:05:53 +0100

Drury, Alfred C.

> I am using Stata on a Windows XP Pro (SP1) with a
> T-Base/100 connection
> through my university.  I have all of the recent patches
> for Windows.
> When I try to use the update query command (or a net search), I am
> either told the connection timed out or
> "http://www.stata.com/websee.cgi?r=2&s=bdn&o=w&j=a&k=random+
> effects+orde
> red+probit could not be opened for read by copytextfile"
> (this is after
> several minutes of trying).
>
> I am not using a firewall or a proxy server, nor is my university (I
> asked).  I have administrative privileges on my machine,
> and I used to
> be able to log on as "Administrator" and the update would work--it
> doesn't any longer.  My colleague can use this function on his Win98
> machine, so I don't think it's the university network.
> This seems like
> problem from one of the security patches Microsoft released, but I'm
> only guessing.
>
> Has anyone else had this problem?  Any and all help would be greatly
> appreciated!

I can't rule out a Microsoft-generated problem, but
on the rare occasions I have similar problems, I just
try again at a later time and am usually successful.

Also try reading stuff produced by

. whelp netio

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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