Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#11473 closed Bug report (worksforme) fails to install

Reported by: Stan Hendryx Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Installation, Update Cc: stan@…
Component version: 3.29 Operating system type: OS X
Operating system version: Mac OS X 10.11.6


FileZilla 3.29 update failed to install correctly.
Mac OS X 10.11.6, MacBook Pro, Intel Core i7 processor.
Downloaded to my Downloads directory
Unpacked the bz2 file in place to using WinZip 6.0.3507
Unpacked the tar file in place by double-clicking on it in Finder.
Moved to the Applications directory, replacing my existing version of FileZilla, 3.27.
Tried to open FileZilla 3.29 app by double-clicking on it in Finder. Immediately get this message from Finder: "The application “” can’t be opened."
Restored my 3.27 version from TimeMachine; works fine.
Repeated the above steps; same result. Unpacked the app again onto the Desktop. Same result.
MD5( a327ae27021328f93bfef5a2b74706f4
MD5( 507c2ad053d404bbfa2b3dd1d8de1792

I didn't find the download digest on the FileZilla downloads page. Suggest putting it there so users can check that the file was not corrupted.

I've used FileZilla for years, love it. Updated frequently, using same install procedure. Not a problem before.

Advice? Thank you!

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Stan Hendryx, 5 years ago

On further investigation, I found that all of the file permissions in the 3.29 were read only. I went through the directory hierarchy and set the permissions the same as in 3.27, viz., all directories and the files in the MacOS directory, 755; all other files, 644. Version 3.29 now works! The question is, how did the permissions get screwed up? Did they come this way from FileZilla, or did it have to do with how the archives were unpacked?

comment:2 by Stan Hendryx, 5 years ago

Oops! I gave you the wrong digests. Here are the digests of the 3.29 archive I downloaded and the tar file after unpacking the bz2:
MD5 ( = d3b997e0c682a2c9427e430805a2b762
MD5 ( = 23c7e32de9035277ed5511d3beaea219

comment:3 by Tim Kosse, 5 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Please don't use MD5, it's insecure. The checksums on the FileZilla website are given in the form of SHA-512 hashes.

The hash of is c26e51af9a88285451ce7b96a9e6d2612fed48e5dddb56356e31efad1bd69be1960e2abcac8233e55d0de5af1e9853bd891273f4566ca33af6184ca7a3a8463c

Don't use Winzip to extract the file, OS X itself brings along all functionality needed to extract the file, just double-click it in Finder.

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