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st: Re: manual installation of SSC packages

From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   st: Re: manual installation of SSC packages
Date   Sun, 2 Oct 2005 07:59:59 -0400

As a perusal of your Stata's ssc.ado will show, "ssc install" is merely a wrapper for "net install" from a specific target. If there are anomalies in the housekeeping of installed packages via stata.trk, I would raise that issue with Stata's tech support.

One solution that has been proposed (I believe most recently by Richard Williams): equip one machine that does have a good internet connection with the appropriate routines, and copy the /ado/* directories to the other off-line machines. That does not speak directly to the stata.trk issue, but if the net installs work properly, stata.trk should be properly updated.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics

On Oct 2, 2005, at 2:33 AM, Richard wrote:

We have unreliable and intermittent access to the internet (here in Dhaka)
so I would prefer to download packages via ssc and distribute them locally.
Is it possible to install packages from ssc manually if you do not have
access to the internet so that they are recorded in the stata.trk file (I
know that one can copy the files and put them in the appropriate directories
and directory path, but then they are not recorded in this file)?
And, while I am about it, why is it that sometimes "ssc install" does not
record the package in the stata.trk. file? And can you add them to the
stata.trk file later?
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