RH9 RPM: some are corrupted? 'file' says they're just 'data'

Andy Goossens andygoossens at pandora.be
Sat Sep 6 12:01:15 UTC 2003

On Saturday 06 September 2003 07:23, Ben wrote:
> The following RPMs initially downloaded from the mirror:
> ftp://ftp.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu/pub/kde/stable/3.1.3/RedHat/9/i386/
> though later found on another mirror with the same result (I tested with
> arts) including the SRPMs for RH9 are not RPM format files.  Are they
> possibly encrypted?  They date to Sept 4, 7:31 where other files date to
> July 21. These files appear corrupt, or they are ecrypted (don't know
> enough to tell from the binary hex dump of the files, sorry).
> arts-1.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm:                data

I saw the same thing an hour ago, the MD5 sums were all wrong too. I suspect 
those files were filled with random data. (Disk failure?)

At first sight, they seem to have fixed the problem now. I tested with the 
arts RPM and its MD5 sum is correct.

After re-downloading those files, please check the MD5 sums (see README.md5 
file) before installing them.

// Andy Goossens

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