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Re: st: adoupdate : problem with reported r(pkglist)

From   "Clive Nicholas" <>
Subject   Re: st: adoupdate : problem with reported r(pkglist)
Date   Wed, 23 May 2007 03:07:44 +0100

On 21/05/07, Zurab Sajaia <> wrote:

My program uses other user-written programs and I'm thinking of finding ways
how to check whether those packages are present/up-to-date.

I use -adoupdate- but it seems to return not what's the help file says it
would :

"adoupdate saves in r(pkglist) a space-separated list of package names that
need updating (option update not specified) or that were updated (option
update specified)."

if I write

. adoupdate "somelistofarguments"

r(pkglist) contains the exactly same list of arguments, even if packages
were not found or already up to date.

Have anybody encountered the similar behavior?
I've encountered a slight niggle with -adoupdate, update- that may be
related to Zurab's issue; namely, that it keeps insisting that the
same couple of SSC packages on my list have new versions ready to
download, when in fact they don't: one of them is your very own
-xml_tab-. It does it every time I execute -adoupdate-.

Clive Nicholas
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