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Re: st: Solution to -install- problems


From   "Clive Nicholas" <Clive.Nicholas@newcastle.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Solution to -install- problems
Date   Thu, 18 Mar 2004 04:04:54 -0000 (GMT)

Apologies for this - it wasn meant to be posted to Nick Cox privately.
Still, no harm done!

C.

> Nick,
>
> On Wednesday week, you provided one solution for problems with -install-
> which I took you up on:
>
>> Various people reported problems downloading stuff
>> from SSC.
>>
>> Briefly, I can't diagnose whether the issue arises
>> from local machine or software situation; or from some
>> limit or bug in Stata; or from some combination.
>>
>> My one positive comment is to point to
>>
>> . ssc copy <filename>
>>
>> as a way of getting stuff into the current
>> directory is -ssc install- is not working.
>> Upstream of this you should naturally -cd-
>> to the appropriate place. That's usually
>> much straightforward than using a browser
>> or some other more or less awkward way of
>> copying.
>>
>> What's more, you can loop through set of files
>> with -foreach-.
>>
>> That said, this is only a stop-gap.
>
> Not long after, you provided me with the -foreach- loop privately.
>
> Although the loop didn't always work in all circumstances (e.g., trying to
> -ssc copy mypkg- produced an odd error saying that the package could not
> be located at SSC!), I've now found the solution via Technical Support:
> delete _all_ your backup.trk files. Not doing so causes a file permission
> error, say TS.
>
> Once I eventually twigged onto the fact that I actually have two of these
> files, it worked a treat: I've downloaded three packages since. As not
> everybody may be aware of this, do you think it may be worthwhile
> reporting this to the list?
>
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CLIVE NICHOLAS        |t: 0(44)191 222 5969
Politics Building     |e: clive.nicholas@ncl.ac.uk
School of Geography,  |f: 0(44)870 126 2421
 Politics & Sociology |
University of         |
 Newcastle-upon-Tyne  |
Newcastle-upon-Tyne   |
NE1 7RU		      |
United Kingdom	      |http://www.ncl.ac.uk/geps
*
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