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

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Mon Aug 27 19:47:06 CEST 2001


Perhaps Tim was trying to suggest you need another approach. If you're
having problems downloaded .exe files, how would you download a reliable
md5sum.exe?

regards
 Steve
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"Bengt Richter" <bokr at accessone.com> wrote in message
news:3b8a7483.604933858 at wa.news.verio.net...
> 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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