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st: Re: your Stata exectuable is out of date


From   Ulrich Kohler <kohler@wzb.eu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: your Stata exectuable is out of date
Date   Tue, 18 May 2010 15:17:27 +0200

<>

The problem of executable and ado-files getting out of sync happens
quite often. We have seen it on Statalist several times, and I have
encountered it over and over again in questions from colleagues. I was
even bitten by the problem in the middle of a course, when the
administrator of the computer pool run an ado update during the lecture.

In these cases I always thought that problem should be made impossible.
It might be sensible to automatically run -update exe- and -update swap-
before -update ado- whenever a new executable is available. 

What are the advantages to let users update ados without updateing the
exe if updates for the exe exist?


Uli



Am Dienstag, den 18.05.2010, 14:01 +0200 schrieb Johannes Geyer:
> owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu schrieb am 18/05/2010 12:23:09:
> 
> > <>
> > On May 18, 2010, at 2:33 AM, Johannes wrote:
> > 
> > > update, query
> > > (contacting http://www.stata.com)
> > > 
> > > Stata executable
> > >    folder:               R:\stata11\
> > >    name of file:         Stata.exe
> > >    currently installed:  21 Oct 2009
> > >    latest available:     20 Apr 2010
> > > 
> > > Ado-file updates
> > >    folder:               R:\stata11\ado\updates\
> > >    names of files:       (various)
> > >    currently installed:  20 Apr 2010
> > >    latest available:     20 Apr 2010
> > 
> > It is fairly disastrous to get the executable out of sync with the 
> > ado-files. You should either update both or update neither, but 
> > under no circumstances create this sort of asynchrony. It has often 
> > been reported on Statalist as the source of serious problems with 
> > Stata installations.
> > 
> 
> Thanks Kit for this comment. The IT guys simply pushed the "update" 
> button and then Stata had no problems to update the ado-files 
> but could not update the executable because it was still in use.
> 
> Johannes
> 
> 
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