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Bug #43390 Windows installer fails to run
Submitted: 2007-11-23 14:25 UTC Modified: 2008-08-22 18:18 UTC
From: david dot taylor at brodies dot co dot uk Assigned: jmertic (profile)
Status: Not a bug Package: Windows Installer
PHP Version: 5.2.5 OS: Windows XP SP2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2007-11-23 14:25 UTC] david dot taylor at brodies dot co dot uk
1.  Downloaded php-5.2.5-win32-installer.msi.
2.  Double clicked to run it.
3.  Pressed 'Run' button on 'Open File - Security Warning' dialog.
4.  Got error message titled 'Windows Installer'.
5.  Repeated above steps three times just in case there was an intermittent down load error.

Expected result:
The installer to succeed without errors.

Actual result:
Error message read 'This installation package could not be opened.  Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Package.'


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 [2007-11-24 12:03 UTC]
Assigned to the installer maintainer.
 [2007-11-25 06:18 UTC]
Can you verify that the MD5 of the file you downloaded matches that of what's listed at
 [2007-11-26 08:44 UTC] david dot taylor at brodies dot co dot uk
What do you mean by 'MD5'?
 [2007-11-26 12:43 UTC]
MD5 checksum ( see ). Make sure the one we provide matches the one generated locally on your downloaded file.
 [2007-11-26 13:55 UTC] david dot taylor at brodies dot co dot uk
Using MD5Sum (from

Dwonloaded file from gave: ed25d74bae5257d88e00e704da5e5e04 gives checksum as: f9396b654721d9a18c95ea6412c3d54e

Tried another download and got:
Attempt 1: 16f5196f641b675d58c2f421cc2c0256
Attempt 2: 289434b7bb65069bbd6cc190110db15e
Attempt 3: a279d847f3067c7ad67195921bbc3a43

To verify MD5Sum was consistent then rescanned attempt 3 and got:

Any ideas?
 [2007-11-28 12:17 UTC] david dot taylor at brodies dot co dot uk
Problem solved.  Problem with proxy server at my end.  Thanks for your help.
 [2007-11-28 12:22 UTC]
Ok, let's bogus it then.
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