[Rd] Wrongly checked MD5 checksums in R 3.2.0's windows binary

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Mon May 11 10:31:43 CEST 2015

On 11 May 2015, at 09:53 , Martin Maechler <maechler at lynne.stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:

>>>>>> Tal Galili <tal.galili at gmail.com>
>>>>>>    on Sun, 10 May 2015 23:13:09 +0300 writes:
>> Dear R-devel members, Several R user recently reported
>> <https://github.com/talgalili/installr/issues/30> (while
>> using the installr
>> <http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/installr>package)
>> that when running MD5 checksums on a recent R installation
>> (R 3.2.0), they get that the files ‘bin/R.exe’,
>> ‘bin/Rscript.exe’ have the wrong MD5 checksums on Windows.
>> I intend to remove the test for these files in the next
>> version of installr, but I thought this might interest
>> people to know.
> Well, one could argue that this is a bug in your package.

...especially since this seems to be about executable files _after_ install, not the installer binaries. I don't think we provide the md5sums for those, do we?

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