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Re: st: Stata 13.1


From   Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver <alfonso.statalist@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Stata 13.1
Date   Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:20:51 -0400

Hi Andrea and James,

thank you for sharing that. I changed the name of the user I installed Stata with in the laptop because it was messing the paths in all my do files that I wrote on my desktop (I have them all in Dropbox, and the Dropbox folder is installed within the user account, so different user names on different machines will mess that up). I guess when I merged the user information on the laptop to the new user, the process didn't update the user name on the permissions of the folder.

Thanks again for clarifying that.

Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver

> On Oct 30, 2013, at 6:04 PM, Andrea Piano Mortari <andreapm.statalist@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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