wrong md5 checksum
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Jul 3 02:27:19 CEST 2008
>> A. an error in the software that computed the value for the web page,
>> B. a transcription error in putting the checksum on the web page,
>> C. accidental corruption of the file, or
>> D. a deliberate attempt to substitute a file with a similar MD5 sum.
> It seems that the answer is probably B. But, according to the release
> website manager, a mystery remains :
Marcin Kowalczyk pointed out in a follow-up to the above that the
replacement of 'a5' with 'b1' could have been part of a global
search/replace that would have been correct everywhere else on the page.
Thus case C. Barry remembers doing some such.
Lesson. Take care with blind global replacements.
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