Hoping someone can suggest a cause (& resolution) to this.
I have had 11.1 (KDE3.5) running quite happily for a few months on my laptop (Thinkpad T42). A couple of weeks ago I started getting “Wrong Digest” (mismatched checksum) errors when trying to run Online Update or adding new software.
As I had just put the KDE4 re-spin on my T43, I decided that maybe the install was just a bit old and so I would replace the original 11.1 on the T42 with the KDE4 re-spin to get rid of the Wrong Digest errors without having to do an install and full update from the original 11.1.
Once the install was complete i fired up the brand new KDE4 Re-spin on the T42 and, having configured Online Update, set it running…and almost immediately got a Wrong Digest error.
The same install from the same CD and with its default Repository settings works just fine on the T43, but on this T42 is behaving exactly as the original 11.1 was.
I’ve cleared out the default repositories and re-entered them: same result, Wrong Digest. So I performed another clean install of the KDE4 re-spin, deleted the default repositories and set up just the Update repository, pointing directly at a (known) European mirror instead of letting “download…” figure out a local mirror.
First shot at running Online Update and “Wrong Digest The expected checksum of file /var/cache/zypp/packages/11.1/rpm/noarch/desktop-translations-11.1.noarch.rpm is…but the current checksum is…”
Why can’t I copy/paste from the error msg?
The same install (albeit already updated since install about 4 weeks ago) still updates and adds ok on the other laptop…attached to the same network and same ISP.
So, any ideas why my T42 should be mis-behaving and what needs to be done to fix it? Now, given that I’ve pointed at a known good mirror (mirrorservice.org) and that I’m only looking at the Update repository I guess it would be safe to just go ahead even with wrong checksums…but that’s not really addressing the problem.
Thanks in advance.
Oh and btw the same laptop (which has a 6 month old hdd in it) also has Win XP Pro, OpenSolaris and Fedora 11 which all run (and update) just fine.