What Do YOU Do When Hash Values Don't Match?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by vei9, Jun 27, 2013.

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  1. vei9

    vei9 Registered Member

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    So you are downloading a file, maybe an ISO image for a new version of Linux, and.... you checksum the file. IT DOESN'T MATCH! That value and the value listed on the website are different!

    What do you do? Since there could be any reason for this mismatch, what is the next logical step?

    Thanks Y'All..
     
  2. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    Occasionally the hash will be for an earlier version or one with a different desktop. If I don't see the checksum listed for a different version, I download it again. The original download is probably corrupted. If it happens again, I try another source.
     
  3. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Yep, same here, exactly.....
     
  4. 0strodamus

    0strodamus Registered Member

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    I contacted the author once and he updated the hash. Otherwise, use another source or wait for a subsequent release.
     
  5. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Download it again. If it still fails to match, contact the author. Rarely happens.
     
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