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Re: pkg install -forge issues?

From: Nicholas Jankowski
Subject: Re: pkg install -forge issues?
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:44:49 -0500

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 12:18 PM, Mike Miller <address@hidden> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 09:50:19 -0500, Nicholas Jankowski wrote:
> I came across a stackoverflow question about getting a pkg install error
> [1], and realized the one time I've attempted a pkg update since going to
> 4.2.0 I got the same error.  I wound up manually installing figuring the
> issue was something temporary, but I'm getting the same issue now:
> >> pkg install -forge gsl
> error: get_forge_pkg: could not read URL, please verify internet connectio
> n
> error: called from
>     get_forge_pkg at line 66 column 7
>     get_forge_download at line 26 column 12
>     pkg at line 382 column 29

How reproducible is it? If you try after a few minutes or hours does it
work again?

has been pretty consistent since a few weeks back when I installed 4.2.0. 

I still have 4.0.3 sitting here. Opened that up and am getting the same thing.
Does this work

  [txt, status] = urlread ("")

>>  [txt, status] = urlread ("")
txt =
status = 0

? Does it work in your web browser of choice?

going to

redirects to

which loads fine.

Is the Windows distribution unable to cope with the sourceforge ssl

don't think so.  have no problem manually downloading the package which is pulling from

> Also, have noticed a number of issues on the help lists about issues with
> pkg commands and paths.  Make those are separate issues but did something
> change?  The path issues seem to all be on Windows. Is it OS specific?

No idea, can you specify or summarize what the issues seem to be? If
there are real problems can we get some details on the bug tracker?

I'm guessing this is a separate issue so I'll try to take a minute this afternoon and comb through past emails to see what's there. Will post a better summary in another thread when I get the chance.


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