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

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at pdf.com
Fri Dec 22 06:44:05 CET 2006

Hi, Duncan, Marc: 
      Thanks.  MinGW 5.1.2 seemed to install OK. 

      Best Wishes,
      Spencer Graves

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> 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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