Re: [Rd] Problem installing MinGW 5.0.3: Your internet connection seems to be not permitted or dropped out!

From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net>
Date: Thu 21 Dec 2006 - 21:21:35 GMT

On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 13:07 -0800, Spencer Graves wrote:
> Hi, All:
>
> I'm having trouble installing MinGW 5.0.3, trying to follow Duncan
> Murdoch's suggestions (http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/). I
> download "MinGW-5.0.3.exe" as he suggested. After double-clicking on
> it, I get past "Welcome to MinGW" and select either "Download and
> install" or "Download only" and choose to install "Current". Whether I
> select only "MinGW base tools" or that plus "g++" and "g77" compilers, I get the following error message while "Downloading
> mingw-runtime-3.10.tar.gz":
>
> "InetClinet plug-in: Your internet connection seems to be not
> permitted or dropped out! Please reconnect and click Retry to resume
> installation."
>
> After clicking "cancel", I got the following error message:
>
> downloading mingw-runtime-3.10.tar.gz
> SendRequest Error
> Could not download
> http://error.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/mingw/mingw-runtime-3.10.tar.gz!
>
> I got this on two computers, one running Windows 2000 server and
> the other using Windows XP 5.1, Service Pack 2.
>
> What do you suggest I try to get past this?
> Thanks,
> Spencer Graves

Trying that URL in a browser, it indicates that there is no such server.

The following URL:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/mingw-runtime-3.11.tar.gz?download

does get a file, note however that the most recent version appears to be 3.11, not 3.10.

The home page for the project is here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/

There appears to be a more up to date version of MinGW (5.1.2) however, I would defer to Duncan as to related issues, since I don't run Windows.

HTH, Marc Schwartz



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