[texhax] [MiKTeX] MiKTeX repository on CTAN: pgf.tar.lzma corrupt?

Hubert Lam hubert at hubertlam.info
Sat May 28 15:29:05 CEST 2011

Hi George/all

MiKTeX does seem to maintain checksums. Ah well, probably gotta wait for that one to be fixed! :p


From: George N. White III [gnwiii at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, 28 May 2011 10:24 PM
To: A place for MiKTeX users to discuss MiKTeX related questions.
Cc: texhax at tug.org
Subject: Re: [MiKTeX] MiKTeX repository on CTAN: pgf.tar.lzma corrupt?

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Hubert Lam <hubert at hubertlam.info> wrote:

> Hi all
> Can someone confirm that pgf.tar.lzma is corrupt on the MiKTeX CTAN repository and that corrupt file has replicated?

The nearest repository has a pgf.tar.lzma from November 2010.   This seems to be

$ wget http://mirror.its.dal.ca/ctan/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/pgf.tar.lzma
--2011-05-28 09:17:13--
Resolving mirror.its.dal.ca...
Connecting to mirror.its.dal.ca||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5606689 (5.3M) [application/x-tar]
Saving to: `pgf.tar.lzma'
2011-05-28 09:17:17 (1.37 MB/s) - `pgf.tar.lzma' saved [5606689/5606689]
$ ls -l pgf.tar.lzma
5476 -rw-r--r-- 1 x y 5606689 2010-11-01 10:10 pgf.tar.lzma
$ xz -t pgf.tar.lzma
[ no news is good news]

I can read the .tar archive after uncompressing.

> I have my own personal CTAN repository on a server at home with rsync running every 2 days. Last night I was still able to download a copy of pgf.tar.lzma and overwrite the rsync'ed version, but tonight after rsync ran again MiKTeX setup tells me that verification on the file failed.

Does MiKTeX maintain some independent checksums or sizes of the
individual package archives?   If so it is possible that the problem
is in the database and pgf.tar.lzma is fine.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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