Error Message During Install of the JDK/JRE: Checksumming... The download file appears to be corrupted. (Doc ID 1294775.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 21, 2017

Applies to:

Java Platform, Standard Edition - Version 1.4.2 to 6 [Release 1.4 to 6]
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

You have downloaded the JDK or JRE and are in the process of installing it.

For example

server # ./jdk-6u22-solaris-sparc.sh
Unpacking...
Checksumming...
The download file appears to be corrupted.  Please refer
to the Troubleshooting section of the Installation
Instructions on the download page for more information.
Please do not attempt to install this archive file.
 
Note: /usr/bin/sum is used on Solaris and Linux in order to check both the 16 bit UNIX System V checksum and the length of the file that is embedded in the self extracting installer. If /usr/bin/sum cannot be found, the installer will continue without checking the integrity of the file by printing a message "Can't find /usr/bin/sum to do checksum.  Continuing anyway.".

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms