Changes between Version 38 and Version 39 of FAQ


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Timestamp:
Jun 23, 2008, 7:14:54 AM (12 years ago)
Author:
ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)
Comment:

fix typo in checksum type, clarify checksums can be combined

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  • FAQ

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    104104=== I get `Error: checksum (md5/sha1/rmd160) mismatch for port`. What can I do about it? ===
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    106 MacPorts computes checksums of downloaded files to ensure they aren't corrupted and haven't been tampered with. Each portfile lists the checksums for the files that the port will download (using md5, sha1 or rmb160). If the computed checksum of the downloaded file doesn't match the one listed in the portfile, that means the file you downloaded is not the one the port designer used when creating the port, and so MacPorts stops the installation.
     106MacPorts computes checksums of downloaded files to ensure they aren't corrupted and haven't been tampered with. Each portfile lists the checksums for the files that the port will download (using md5, sha1 and/or rmd160). If the computed checksum of the downloaded file doesn't match the one listed in the portfile, that means the file you downloaded is not the one the port designer used when creating the port, and so MacPorts stops the installation.
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    108108The first thing you should do if you get a checksum error is update your ports with `sudo port sync` — can you install the port now? If so, it means somebody else encountered the same checksum mismatch before and already fixed it.