Incorrect MD5 sums
jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Apr 14 15:53:20 PDT 2004
Adam Richard said the following on 04/14/04 17:01:
> When I went to download the individual packages for Linux From Scratch at:
> they had a list of MD5 sums for each package. I downloaded all the packages then
> checked the MD5 sums with the output of the md5sum command. For some of the patches,
> they were different from some mirrors. After investigating, I discovered that some
> patches have a comment at the top saying "Submitted by: LFS book".... Some mirrors
> have patches with this comment and some don't, but they all show the MD5 sum for the
> version that doesn't. I'm sure the patches still work, but it is misleading to people
> who are checking whether the download worked correctly.
Did you write down the mirrors who's MD5 sums don't match? Please mail
them to me so I can check them and remove them from the list, if
necessary. It's probably a mirror which hasn't been updated lately.
Hopefully this accelerates the implementation of a round-robin DNS system...
Jeroen Coumans (jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org)
FAQ and Website Maintainer
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