[R] Re: Windows binary for R 1.6.1 FIXED

Marc Schwartz mschwartz at medanalytics.com
Sun Nov 10 06:58:04 CET 2002

> [mailto:owner-r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Duncan Murdoch
> Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 8:48 PM
> To: Renaud Lancelot
> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] Re: Windows binary for R 1.6.1 FIXED
> 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


There is a Windows version of md5sum available at:


This is the version listed at LinuxISO.org.

There is another available at:



Marc Schwartz

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