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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [INSTALLER] can't we make MD5 checking optional
Date Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:42:21 GMT
IMO, there are two issues:

1) Adobe keeps updating the downloads and we get out of sync and there are
failures until we get synced up
2) Folks using the installer seem to get bad downloads more often than
using Ant/Browser.

For 1), I’ve been pondering having MD5 checker leave .md5 files on the CI
server or somewhere that doesn’t require SVNPUBSUB and updating the
installer scripts to fetch from there.  Not sure if there the bandwidth
costs will be significant or not.  But then, if MD5 checker runs hourly
(which it currently does) or even more frequently, we’ll only get out of
sync for a little while.

For 2), which I think was Mihai’s issue, we just get bad download too
frequently.  If I had more time, I’d write some other downloader in
Flash/AIR using Socket to see if it works better.


On 12/16/14, 8:22 AM, "Tom Chiverton" <tc@extravision.com> wrote:

>The trouble being that sometimes the Apache mirrors are screwed, and the
>only way to tell is to check the checksums (or explode when the files
>are unpacked, if you get lucky).
>On 16/12/14 16:10, Erik de Bruin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Can't we make MD5 checking optional in the installer? Even downloads
>> from Apache's website don't force you to check the MD5 sigs of a
>> download, and it's causing all kinds of problems with downloads
>> through the installer.
>> EdB

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