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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Thu Dec 21 22:39:09 CET 2006

Their automatic installer is a bit flaky.  You may need to install the 
packages manually.  And as Marc pointed out, 5.0.3 is no longer the 
latest.  I haven't tried 5.1.2 yet, but I'll probably update soon.

Duncan Murdoch

On 12/21/2006 4:07 PM, 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

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