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st: RE: unable to install patches

From   "Jacob, Jeffry Ankur" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: unable to install patches
Date   Fri, 28 May 2004 10:26:37 -0500

Hi Kit,
Thanks for your information. EconPapers is the easiest route for the save as otion to work. I will also try to figure out the proxy server settings with the system administrator. 
What I also had in mind with the zip option was the way software is stored in the stb site with the .toc and a .pkg file. 
The best way to download stuff is through stata itself and in this regard I do agree that RepEc and Econpapers the most accessible in their current form.
-----Original Message----- 
From: on behalf of Kit Baum 
Sent: Fri 28-May-04 9:58 AM 
Subject: st: unable to install patches

	Jeffrey said
	Probably RepEc can provide the bundle as a zipped files, for instance
	all the relevant files of a particular routine-.hlp, ado, .do and data
	can be commprssed into a single file which the users can save and the
	unzip them in the ado path directories. This can potentially maximise
	the use of RepEc's excellent software archive.
	There is surely NO intention nor willingness to do that; it would
	vastly complicate the maintenance of the SSC Archive, and lead to
	unending hassles with ensuring that the latest version of materials is
	stored in the zip files. There is no reason why one should not be able
	to use Stata's ssc command to download materials. There are features in
	Stata that allow the use of proxy servers (I had to use one at a UK uni
	last year in order to get ssc to work) and since Stata is merely
	issuing requests on port 80, the standard HTTP port, there is no reason
	why any browser should work on a machine yet Stata will not. The way to
	solve this problem is first of all to figure out why Stata cannot "see"
	port 80, yet a browser on the same machine can; that is not an
	insoluble firewall issue. See
	Secondly, I would suggest use (as in one of my prior postings) of a
	utility like 'curl' or 'wget'. There must be something like that for
	the world's most commonly used OS.
	Third, I would suggest use of the EconPapers site to download
	materials, from which you can right-click or option-click.
	And if the latter solution is overly tedious for a SSC item with many
	parts, return to (1) and get the firewall issue sorted out. It is
	possible to do so.
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