Debian Install failure: Hash Sum Mismatch

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at
Wed Aug 20 12:47:57 CEST 2008

Thanks Arne,

This all happens when running the install script, however, so unless
I'm being particularly dense, I never have the option to run the apt-
commands myself; it just tries and fails.

I'm using the 512 card that shipped with the gta01. I think it's the
same as the one that came with the FreeRunner, although I lost that
one whilst drunk in a Chicken Cottage (it was in my wallet after I had
removed it from the phone to fix the GPS troubles).

I'll try with a different card.



2008/8/19 arne anka <openmoko at>:
>> I ha(ve|d) this problem today, too, but don't know about any cause or
>> solution...
> i step in the right direction would have been to shorten the mail before
> replying ;-)
> first thing i'd try would be
> apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
> if the errors persist, either your sd card is faulty or apt has issues or
> the infamous sd card bug strikes again (how big is your sd card?) ...
> download the archive(s) manually and compare the checksums
> # apt-cache show fso-utils
> Package: fso-utils
> Version: 0.git20080812.2
> Architecture: all
> Maintainer: Joachim Breitner <nomeata at>
> Installed-Size: 76
> Depends: python-dbus, python
> Suggests: gsm0710muxd
> Priority: extra
> Section: misc
> Filename: pool/main/f/fso-utils/fso-utils_0.git20080812.2_all.deb
> Size: 11872
> SHA256: a294c93a0ab62b54d30009bd14a234be43b4a9e11d4c5ea9d081eff7644d846a
> SHA1: 67fbec63110961999e3e3dde81316e251e71baf5
> MD5sum: 6134ea91b8da82d393a13ef012e907db
> Description: Useful tools for the system
> MD5sum has the md5sum (surprise), now do
> # md5sum fso-utils_0.git20080812.2_all.deb
> 6134ea91b8da82d393a13ef012e907db  fso-utils_0.git20080812.2_all.deb
> if the sums are the same, the package is most likely ok. put it into
> /var/cache/apt/archives/.
> do so with the others.
> now do
> apt-get upgrade
> it should work now -- if not you're probably out of look with your sd card.
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