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Re: perl md5.sum has incorrect checksum preventing install??
- From: Tom Brown <tomdbrown at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 23:50:32 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: perl md5.sum has incorrect checksum preventing install??
- Reply-to: tom dot brown at bigfoot dot com
If I ftp the perl-5.8.0-1.tar.bz2 from one of the
mirror sites I can do a checksum on this file and get
the same checksum as in the md5.sum file. But I get a
different checksum on the perl-5.6.1-2.tar.bz2 which
is the version I want to install.
How do I notify whoever made the perl installation
that the perl-5.6* checksum appears incorrect??
--- Tom Brown <email@example.com> wrote:
> I suspect a wrong checksum in the file md5.sum in
> perl release directory is preventing me from
> installing perl-5.6.1-2.tar.bz2 or in other words
> md5.sum file in the perl release directory is not up
> to date?
> I base this on the following observations. If I go
> any other module release directory the md5.sum file
> a timestamp that is equal to or later than the most
> recent distribution file, ie. if a new version of
> module is made available then the md5.sum is updated
> to have the checksum of that file. If I run the
> command on the "less" module I will get the same
> checksum as in the "less" md5.sum file.
> But if I do this on "perl" file,
> I will get a different checksum than is in the
> md5.sum file. I also note that the "perl" md5.sum
> has a timestamp of July 29th but the timestamp of
> perl-5.6* file is August 23. Shouldn't the md5.sum
> file be updated to have the correct checksum?
> Who do I contact at cygwin to see if this is the
> reason I cant install perl and get a repeatable
> checksum error when trying to install it?
> > Re: problem installing perl from cygwin setup
> > --- Tom Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am having a problem installing perl from the
> > cygwin setup installer.
> > If I
> > choose to add the perl as a install choice from a
> > particular ftp site,
> > the
> > installer will retrieve the file via ftp but I
> > then get a message
> > window
> > about a checksum error. The message says:
> > Installation error (Checksum failure for
> > Continue with other packages?
> > I am not sure why it complains about the checksum.
> > In this particular
> > case I
> > am installing on W98,SE. I can install the base
> > cygwin and other
> > packages
> > fine. If I choose different ftp sites it still
> > fails.
> > I have also installed cygwin with perl
> > on a different
> > machine, a
> > windows 2000 professional laptop with no problems.
> > Finally as the last piece of information I had
> > previously installed the
> > full cygwin
> > with all modules on my W98,SE machine about a
> > ago. But I had a
> > reason
> > to reformat my hard drive and reinstalled the os
> > therefore I needed to
> > reinstall
> > cygwin and that is when I hit my perl install
> > problem.
> > It is as if a month ago the checksum must have
> > working but now it
> > is
> > not. Does anyone know how I can debug this?
> > Thanks,
> > Tom
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