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

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Thu Dec 21 22:21:35 CET 2006

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:


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:


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.


Marc Schwartz

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