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wheres the bloody checksums?

Postby serenity now » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:41 pm

I've spent the last twenty five minutes searching around the Joomla! site and then googling, in a fruitless attempt to find the md5 checksums for Joomla_1.5.14-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz

Is this secret proprietary information? or does Joomla! allow people to check the integrity of their downloads?

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Re: wheres the bloody checksums?

Postby SFGolfer » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:49 pm

Try this although it takes a few clicks to get there...

http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla

Click on Files (left navigation)
Click on the Package Name (first column)
Click on the Release Name (first column)
Click on the 'Files' tab
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Re: wheres the bloody checksums?

Postby serenity now » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:59 pm

First, Thanks SFGolfer for providing the needed info.

Second, I realize this may not be your department, but if not, maybe you could pass this on.

I could barely figure out how to navigate to the checksum even when you told me where to go.

It seems likely that there is a more prominent location that the checksums could be moved to.

Also there could be a separate page for checksums with some keywords, so if somebody is googling the heck out word combinations consisting of the file name and words such as "hash" "md5" "checksums" -they might get a search result they can use.

Also, on the page:

http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_determine ... e_checksum

some info could be added as to how/where to find the sums to use in the verification process.

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Re: wheres the bloody checksums?

Postby SFGolfer » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:30 pm

There's another page here: http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrading_to_1.5_Stable but the link for the "published checksum" is a dead link.

But I agree with you that the checksums should be better located or at least more front and center. I only found the checksums by clicking around. Hopefully, someone can pass this along to the appropriate person(s).
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Re: wheres the bloody checksums?

Postby mandville » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:14 am

marked for Mods to move to Sites and infrastructure - poss more appropriate
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