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Old 08-05-2005, 10:27 AM   #1
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how to repair suse md5sum files...?

i new for linux, and i boot my pc from cd, then i find out result for failed md5sum files, can i repair these failed md5sum files with QuickPar appl?
Old 08-05-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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You shouldn't. The md5sum files are provided as a security measure to make sure you downloaded certified original files.

If you're getting those errors, you should download the files from another source.
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ok, i'll redownload the files and thanks
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An "MD5 sum" is a fancy way of checking that a file has not been altered (or received in a corrupted state). It is a mathematical formula which is very good at detecting when even a single bit of a file has been altered. If the MD5 checksums do not match, you know something's wrong with what you downloaded.

A more sophisticated way of verifying that a file really is what you expect it to be is done by checking the file's signature using a public-key cryptography tool such as openssl. This is similar to MD5, except that it is not possible to supply an intentionally-incorrect check. This method not only determines that a file has not been altered, but also that it exactly matches what the person who signed it intended to provide.


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