[R] md5 hash is wrong for 2.6.2 (Windows)
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sat Feb 9 23:10:40 CET 2008
On 09/02/2008 4:41 PM, Paul Lynch wrote:
> I've downloaded R-2.6.2-win32.exe (base) from two CRAN sites
> (http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/CRAN/ and
> http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/) and for both of those sites the
> expected MD5 hash is reported to be:
> ed512872818707f27ca05f08be7363c2 *R-2.6.2-win32.exe
> (See, for example, http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/bin/windows/base/md5sum.txt).
> However, when I compute the MD5 hash (using two different MD5 hash
> generators) I get
> 4acf8298a829c2787b8fe848f866999a *R-2.6.2-win32.exe
> Could someone check and confirm that the MD5 sums on the CRAN server
> are incorrect? (And fix it?) Thanks,
> p.s. Given that two CRAN servers have the bad value, I'm guessing
> it's safe to install. It installed okay is seems to be running fine.
I've worked out what happened: there was a build of R-patched which
overwrote the release, because it happened before the VERSION file had
been updated to include "Patched". I don't upload md5sum.txt in the
R-patched or R-devel scripts, so that's why you detected the difference.
To confirm this, you could check the NEWS file: it contained entries
for 2.6.2 Patched, as well as the 2.6.2 entries. As far as I know it's
perfectly safe to use.
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