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How does one verify the integrity of the install-tl-windows.exe TeXLive installation binary? Is there a PGP/GPG signature, or some listing of hashes for the various binaries? I don't like to run installers that I have not validated.

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  • Just download from the credible source (official list of tl mirror sites) Feb 28 at 0:08

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You normally download the installer from CTAN (https://ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet). There you find three related files: install-tl-windows.exe, install-tl-windows.exe.sha512 and install-tl-windows.exe.sha512.asc. The first is the installer itself, the second file contains the SHA512 hash of the first file and the third is a PGP signature of the second file. (So it's a signature of the file containing the hash, not of the installer directly.)

The corresponding PGP public key can be found on the TeX Live site.

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  • Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate your help! -Dan
    – dfh
    Feb 28 at 3:33

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