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Re: ftp download of FC4

On Sunday 11 September 2005 03:56, Paul Howarth wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-09-10 at 14:39 -0700, Thomas Taylor wrote:
> > On Saturday 10 September 2005 11:10, Dennis Myers wrote:
> > > I decided to have a look at FC4 and have run into a problem with the
> > > servers. I have tried six times on six different mirrors for the CD set
> > > and twice for the DVD and on everyone the MD5sums are way incorrect. 
> > > So to see if it was my problem I d/l'd Mandriva 2006rc1 and it came
> > > down with no problem?  Are the SHA1sums on Fedora mirrors wrong or any
> > > suggestions? TIA --
> > > Dennis M. linux user #180842
> >
> > Hi Dennis:
> >
> > md5sum is known to be broken in FC4.
> What? Since when? Bugzilla reference?

Hi Paul:
Several instances in the archives for both Fedora and 
Fedora-Testing.  These included advice to skip the install CD/DVD check which 
were causing much trouble.  Goes clear back to FC2.

> > Use sha1sum instead.  That's why it shows sha1sum, not md5sum.
> My understanding was that sha1sum was simply a better, more secure
> algorithm and that was why FC4 uses that in preference to md5sum (i.e.
> the checksums provided are sha1sums, not md5sums).

Maybe they finally got it "working right" in FC4.  When I tried it on FC4t2 it 
failed but sha1sum worked fine.

> Paul.
> --
> Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>

P.S. - What is city-fan?


Tom Taylor
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