[erlang-questions] OTP Source File md5 checksum incorrect

Loïc Hoguin essen@REDACTED
Sun May 27 09:20:33 CEST 2018

You did not download a tar file, you downloaded a tar.gz and your 
browser/client automatically gunzipped it.

It's due to the HTTP headers in the response, it's sent back as an 
application/x-tar with content-encoding x-gzip, and some browsers save 
that decoded. You can use a different client to get the actual tar.gz, 
for example curl.

To avoid the issue erlang.org should not send the content-encoding 
header in the response.

On 05/27/2018 03:03 AM, by wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to download the OTP Source File from erlang.org 
> <http://erlang.org> under:
> http://www.erlang.org/downloads
> And After the download, I do md5 calculate for the file, and find the 
> result not equal to which erlang.org <http://erlang.org> provides.
> And I found that the md5 checksum which erlang.org <http://erlang.org> 
> provides is for tar.gz file, but what I downloaded is a tar file.
> Is there anyway I can download the tar.gz file and do the compare or 
> maybe I can get the md5 checksum of the tar file?
> Thanks,
> Yao
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Loïc Hoguin

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