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Re: [vox-tech] Debian Net Install Question
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Re: [vox-tech] Debian Net Install Question



On Thursday 06 January 2005 13:33, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> On Thu 06 Jan 05,  1:14 PM, Richard Harke <rharke@earthlink.net> said:
> > On Thursday 06 January 2005 11:48, Ken Bloom wrote:
> > > On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 10:53:05 -0800
> > >
> > > "Robert G. Scofield" <rscofield@afes.com> wrote:
> > > > Thanks for your help.  I'm saving all these posts to put in my Linux
> > > > binder.
> > > >
> > > > But here's a question.  What is the meaning of the message
> > > > "sarge-i386-netinst.iso: OK" when I run "md5sum
> > > > sarge-i386-netinst.iso
> > > >
> > > > | mdsum -c",  "sarge-i386-netinst.iso: OK"?
> > >
> > > Assuming you mean md5sum -c, it means that nobody edited
> > > sarge-i386-netinst.iso betweent he first check (run by md5sum) and the
> > > second check (run by md5sum -c)
> > >
> > > the -c option means it should take a list of files and md5sums which
> > > are the output of a previous md5sum command and use that to check the
> > > appropriately named files in the current directory.
> >
> > You should download the file with the checksum, not just note the
> > checksum.
> >
> > Use the checksum file as input to md5sum with the -c option
> > for example:
> >        md5sum glarbfile.iso >checksumfile
> > creates the checksum file
> >        md5sum -c checksumfile
> > verifies it.
>
> What do you gain by checksumming individual files of a suspected badly
> downloaded tarball versus checksumming the entire tarball?
Very little, I guess. I had the impression from an earlier post that he
was going to run md5sum on the iso, then eyeball compare with
what was in the file.
Richard
>
> Pete
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