Python MSI not installing, log file showing name of a Viatnemese communist revolutionary

cool-RR ram.rachum at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 23:34:06 CET 2014


I did download from python.org. I checked the md5, it was incorrect, then I downloaded again by using a proxy in Austria. (Which hopefully the communists haven't be able to infiltrate? ;)

Now it worked! Woohoo!

I'm still curious about the bad installation file... And what Ho Chi Minh is doing in the Python MSI. (I'm guessing it's timezone-related, but it's still far-fetched, because why would an obscure time zone file appear in the MSI log?)

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:25:03 AM UTC+2, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 9:05 AM, cool-RR <ram.rachum at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > I downloaded it, but the MSI won't install. It didn't work on both of my computers (Windows 7 64bit).
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> >
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> > What the hell. Was python.org hacked by communists?
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> 
> First question: Where did you download from? What file did you get?
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> (First and a halfth question: When you say "won't install", exactly
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> what do you mean? Error message? Hard drive exploded in a fiery
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> inferno? Your boss tapped you on the shoulder and said "Kill that
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> process"?)
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> 
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> Secondly, do you have a tool for checking the MD5 hash of a file?
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> Compare the file you have against the official checksum:
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> https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-340/
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> 
> I'm slightly surprised the python.org installers have MD5s and not
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> something more cryptographically secure; there are GPG signatures, but
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> it takes a bit more fiddling to check those.
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> 
> 
> Finally, take the simple approach: Re-download the file, straight from
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> python.org, and see if it happens again.
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> 
> 
> ChrisA




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