Win95: "Corrupt intallation detected." - cause known, solution needed

Bengt Richter bokr at accessone.com
Mon Aug 27 18:49:24 CEST 2001


On Mon, 27 Aug 2001 01:59:11 -0400, "Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote:

>[Bengt Richter]
>> ...
>> It wouldn't be that hard to gin up a little stand-alone .exe to do
>> what md5sum.py does.
>
>Thinking-cap time:  the problem doesn't come up at all unless they're having
>trouble downloading .exe files.
>
>
01-04-17  20:17  6,272,831 D:\Python\Python-2_1.exe    (my last download)
00-07-17  15:45     32,768 C:\UTIL\lsm.exe             (my ls md5 utility)

if p() is probabability of download error for n bytes (even on the same day ;-),
what is p(6,272,831):p(32,768) ?

Not good enough odds? Or were you thinking of the subset of problems unaffected
by byte length (yet perhaps checkable with a length number) ?

8-<;-)





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