[R] Re: Windows binary for R 1.6.1 FIXED

Renaud Lancelot renaud.lancelot at cirad.fr
Mon Nov 11 09:46:44 CET 2002

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> 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

Thanks for your help, and to everybody who replied to my message. It was
a bad download. For the record, I am using Win98.

Best regards,


Dr Renaud Lancelot, vétérinaire
CIRAD, Département Elevage et Médecine Vétérinaire (CIRAD-Emvt)
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