VirtualBox

Ticket #6178 (new enhancement)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

[feature-request] Installer: Please introduce internal checksum

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: installer
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description

Some users, including me, experience bad downloads from time to time... which results in broken VBox installation.

Please introduce internal checksum, so installer won't proceed if it was damaged during download or by virus.

I had this problem on Windows hosts; Not sure if this is applicable to other hosts...

Similar issue: Bug #6177

-Technologov, 13.2.2010

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

NOTE: I know that MD5SUMs exist in all your download locations *but* for newbie users it would be much easier. Even for experienced users it will save time...

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by poetzsch

I'm not fully sure how this should work. If the installer is not fully downloaded and e.g. Windows say it could not execute the installer, how do you think should one check if it is a valid download?

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

The same way Linux DVDs (Fedora) do it...

i.e. The installer has files that it must extract & copy, and we can have an MD5SUM on those files before copy.

If the installer will be downloaded and totally broken, Windows will refuse to start it with "Invalid Win32 application", but if partially broken, this internal mechanism should help.

-Technologov

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