MD5 checksums -- installation problem

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alcuinus
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MD5 checksums -- installation problem

Post by alcuinus » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:51 pm

Hello everyone, this is my first post. I recently migrated from xubuntu to Linux Mint and I like this distribution very much. I have a problem installing a program, that used to run smoothly under xubuntu. The program (http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/harmony.htm) is an excellent tool for music writing and for producing high quality sound files.

I downloaded the most recent version and I always get a MD5 checksum error message:

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Verifying archive integrity...Error in MD5 checksums: <data1> is different from <data2>
I tried also with the old versions that I had been successfully using under xubuntu and it's the same. I asked the Myriad team and they answered that they could not detect any problem -- they checked the files and it was all right. The old files were installing with no problems under xubuntu: I always keep backups and so I could try also with some old versions, but the message is always the same. Interestingly, "md5sum.textutils -c filename" says:

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no properly formatted MD5 checksum lines found
I therefore believe that the problem must be in my installation. I have two questions:
  • maybe my linux box is using an incompatible version of MD5?
  • Since I trust those files, having installed them before, is there a way to bypass the MD5 checksum step?
This is the necessary information about my system:
  • Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
  • Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
  • Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Many thanks -- and keep the good work!
guido (Italy)

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Re: MD5 checksums -- installation problem

Post by catweazel » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:59 am

alcuinus wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:51 pm
This is the necessary information...
What you don't tell those who might be able to help you is exactly how you're doing the install.
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Re: MD5 checksums -- installation problem

Post by alcuinus » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:57 pm

Sure, you are right. The file is an executable file: just "chmod +x" and execute. It is not a debian package. It used to work well under xubuntu.

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