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Re: sha256sun



On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Todd Zullinger<tmz pobox com> wrote:
> Aldo Foot wrote:
>> The filename "Fedora-11-i386-CHECKSUM" is arbitrary. You can call it
>> anything you want as long as it has the contents of the GPG key
>> provided by the distro[1], just click on the checksum link and copy
>> its contents to a text file.
>>
>> [1] http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/11/Fedora/i386/iso/
>
> At the risk of causing more confusion, I don't think that's correct.
> The contents of the GPG key are _not_ included in the *CHECKSUM files.
> The contents are the sha256sum hashes of the files in release, and
> they are signed with gpg so that you can first verify that the
> CHECKSUM file came from the Fedora Project and then feel confident
> using the file to verify the checksums of the .iso files.
>
> The steps to do this are covered at https://fedoraproject.org/verify .
>



Thanks for the correction. I was thinking of the words "PGP SIGNATURE"
that appear in the contents of the checksum file. The file contains hash
values, which are not to be confused with gpg keys.

~af


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