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Re: ftp download of FC4



On Sunday 11 September 2005 23:16, Paul Howarth wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 14:06 -0700, Thomas Taylor wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Can't find any after a quick check. Mediacheck has been broken for ages
> but that's an issue with the IDE CD-ROM driver, not with the md5sum
> program.
>
> > > > 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.
>
> Failed doing what?
>
> You do know that md5sum and sha1sum are different algorithms that
> produce different results for the same input data, i.e. if SHA1
> checksums are provided, you *must* use sha1sum, not md5sum to verify
> them, and if MD5 checksums are provided, you *must* use md6sum, not
> sha1sum to verify them, right? 

Yep, that's why I put  "Use sha1sum instead.  That's why it shows sha1sum, not 
md5sum" in the above reply.

>
> > P.S. - What is city-fan?
>
> Fan of Manchester City Football Club here in the UK.
>

Okay, I'd gone to the web site but couldn't figure anything from it.  Is 
English/British (which is preferred?) football seasonal like here in the 
states?

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

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