[R] Re: Windows binary for R 1.6.1 FIXED

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Sun Nov 10 03:48:15 CET 2002

On Sat, 09 Nov 2002 21:02:47 +0000, you wrote:

>I just downloaded rw1061.exe from CRAN and got an error message when
>installing it: "lapack.dll is corrupted". Never got this kind of message
>before. Did anyone meet this problem (it takes me an hour to download
>the file: I am slightly reluctant to try again before being sure the
>problem does not come from the archive).

This is probably a problem with your download (unless you got it from
a mirror that somehow has a corrupted copy).  

I have heard from 3 other people about errors with the downloaded
version.  In the one case that I followed up with most closely, it was
a bad download.

To help diagnose problems like this, I've put files containing
checksums online. They should be visible tomorrow.

To use them, download md5sum.txt from the main directory (for
rw1061.exe) or from the mini directory (for all the mini*.* files).
Then find a copy of md5sum.exe and (while in the directory containing
the downloads) run

  md5sum --check md5sum.txt

This will almost certainly detect any download errors.

I'm working on finding a copy of md5sum.exe that I can also make
available for download for people who don't already have a copy.  

For what it's worth, all the other 3 examples of people who had
download problems were using Windows 2000, but I've also heard of
people using Win2K who had no problems.  I don't know the cause yet.

Duncan Murdoch
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