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RE: st: Stata update

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Stata update
Date   Wed, 10 Sep 2003 14:11:39 +0100

Pauline Rogers

> Thank you for this message.  Unfortunately when I typed 
> update query Stata 
> told me the last update was August 22nd not September 9th.  
> is the problem 
> likely to be at your end or mine?

In a word, neither. 

Similar problems have often affected me -- and did affect 
me this update. I think the issue arises from caching 
(?cacheing) somewhere between your server and Stata Corp. 
Some cache is storing files and making a guess that the file 
you first asked for, tacitly, is in fact an older version of that 
file. For example, UK universities 
are linked up to JANET which does 
a lot of this, all with the good idea of reducing traffic 
and saving costs. 

The remedy is brute force. No, sensible force: 

. update ado, force
. update executable, force 

You will probably get some updated .ado etc. you 
got before, but no problem. 

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