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Old 01-24-2005, 04:38 AM   #1
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How to use MD5 checksum for checking package?

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md5sum filename
if first 4 digits & last digits were the same then its ok.
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first you need to get a program to calculate md5sums. I use winMd5sum. Just search in google and you should find it. You give this program the iso file that you want to check and it spits out a random string of numbers and letters. You then compare this to a string on the server you downloaded the iso file from. If they are the same the file is good. If they are different you should try downloading from a different mirror
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MandrakeLinux includes the program md5sum in the distribution--I would imagine just about
any Linux distro includes it. It will do the job.

Check out:

man md5sum


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