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Re: st: Stata 13.1


From   Andrea Piano Mortari <andreapm.statalist@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 13.1
Date   Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:04:36 +0100

Updated on my MacBook Pro with  OS X v. 10.9 and had no permission problem. 

I think that James's guess is correct


Andrea

On Oct 30, 2013, at 10:44 PM, jhassell@stata.com wrote:

> Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver <alfonso.statalist@gmail.com> and 
> Dimitriy Masterov <dvmaster@gmail.com> reported problems when trying 
> to update to the new Stata 13.1.
> 
> Alfonso wrote:
>> I am having trouble installing this update. I am using Stata SE 13 for 
>> Mac in Mac OS X v. 10.9, i.e. Mavericks. The message I get when I type 
>> update all, and after I confirm that it is OK to close Stata is:
>> 
>> cannot write in directory /Applications/Stata/.tmp
> 
> He later found that this was a permission issue and resolved it on his own:
> 
>    http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2013-10/msg01063.html
> 
> We believe that the above situation arises when Stata is installed on
> a Mac as one user, and then a different user tries to update it.
> 
> 
> Dimitriy wrote:
>> I am also having Mac update issues with Mountain Lion:
>> 
>> . update all
>> (contacting http://www.stata.com)
>> 
>> Update status
>>    Last check for updates:  30 Oct 2013
>>    New update available:    none         (as of 30 Oct 2013)
>>    Current update level:    07 Oct 2013  (what's new)
>> 
>> Possible actions
>> 
>>    Do nothing; all files are up to date.
>> 
>> . update all, force
>> (contacting http://www.stata.com)
>> 
>> downloading executable files ...      complete
>> downloading utility files ...         complete
>> downloading documentation files ...   complete
>> downloading ado files ...             file
>> http://www.stata.com/updates8/ado/contents not found
>> server says file temporarily redirected to http://www.stata.com/error/404.html
>> r(601);
> 
> 
> In Dimitriy's case, it appears that he is behind a proxy server
> which is caching the old contents of the file on www.stata.com which
> contains the date of the latest update.  Notice in the output he reported:
> 
>   Update status
>       Last check for updates:  30 Oct 2013
>       New update available:    none         (as of 30 Oct 2013)
>       Current update level:    07 Oct 2013  (what's new)
> 
> The proxy server he is behind is tricking Stata into thinking that
> the latest available update is dated 07 Oct 2013.  Dimitriy tries to
> force an update, but because his Stata has been led to believe that
> the latest update is from 07 Oct 2013, Stata tries to download a file
> that should be there for an update corresponding to that date. Since 
> that update has been superceded with the one released today, the files
> for the previous update no longer exist.
> 
> Dimitriy's Stata is unchanged and unharmed, and if he waits a day or so,
> the proxy server will hopefully stop caching the old version of the
> date file and will allow him to update.  Or, Dimitriy can update
> manually by visiting
> 
>   http://www.stata.com/support/updates/
> 
> 
> -James Hassell
> jhassell@stata.com
> 
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