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Old 04-13-2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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iso.asc (something like that) and iso.md5

so i was looking at installing slack, and i came across some iso's that were the normal size... about 650. I have dl'ed fedora, rh8, rh8, mandrake 10, mandrake 9, and have never had to dl a iso with the ending asc or md5....will these work like normal iso's, so which one should i get? whats the diff? thanks!-tnf
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the md5 file contains the md5 sums for the iso files. When you download them, you should calculate the md5 sums and compare them to what is on the site. For Slack (9.1 anyway) you need disc 1 and disc 2 iso's.
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to use an .asc file to verify a package's integrity, you need to have gnupg installed...

also, remember that gnupg and md5sum don't perform the same function...

here's some links:

and if you wanna have a gnupg party:



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