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st: RE: Re: Update problem

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Re: Update problem
Date   Tue, 7 Oct 2003 14:05:59 +0100

Dr. Martyn Sherriff
> I have been trying to update my Stata 8 from the web and I 
> keep getting the
> error message
> "(contacting
> could not be
> opened for read by copytextfile"
> Can anybody tell me if the problem is with the network at 
> my end or at
> Stata.

Could be just a bad connection; try again later. 

What error code do you get? (Something like r(2).)
Click on that and see if you get further details. 

Also, are you set up so that you can 
go through a proxy properly? In 
your you need lines like 

set httpproxyhost <> 
set httpproxyport 8080
set httpproxy on 

See help on -netio-. 

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