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  • cjhaas

    (@chrisvendiadvertisingcom)


    Part of my SOP for installing WordPress is to run the following command which I’ve run dozens of times:

    wget https://wordpress.org/latest.zip

    Today I ran that, did the install and received Welcome to WordPress 4.2.10 instead of 4.7. I re-ran the wget and this time I did receive the most current WP and I’ve since been unable to reproduce the initial incorrect version. But I thought that I should at least document it here because this should never happen. Below are the logs from my terminal sessions for a bad and then a good download.

    
    $ wget https://wordpress.org/latest.zip
    --2016-12-28 11:22:09--  https://wordpress.org/latest.zip
    Resolving wordpress.org (wordpress.org)... 66.155.40.250, 66.155.40.249
    Connecting to wordpress.org (wordpress.org)|66.155.40.250|:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 6872863 (6.6M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: ‘latest.zip’
    
    2016-12-28 11:22:15 (1.17 MB/s) - ‘latest.zip’ saved [6872863/6872863]
    
    $ wget https://wordpress.org/latest.zip
    --2016-12-28 11:28:33--  https://wordpress.org/latest.zip
    Resolving wordpress.org (wordpress.org)... 66.155.40.250, 66.155.40.249
    Connecting to wordpress.org (wordpress.org)|66.155.40.250|:443... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 8709277 (8.3M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: ‘latest.zip’
    
    2016-12-28 11:28:41 (1.13 MB/s) - ‘latest.zip’ saved [8709277/8709277]
    
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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    I mean … it’s totally possible that a server was wildly out of sync. But 4.2.10 is pretty wild, I have to admit.

    Thanks for the report. It looks like under very rare circumstances, a race condition caused a very old (cached) version of the zip to be served. I fixed it so it shouldn’t happen again.

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