Re: [SLE] *.md5sum...What's it for?




Hi all,

My friend is going to install scientific linux on his machine...he sent
me this thing...

(ftp://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/307/iso/x86_64).

File: SL.307.060906.x86_64.disc1.iso 636218 KB
File: SL.307.060906.x86_64.disc2.iso 656198 KB
File: SL.307.060906.x86_64.disc3.iso 655622 KB
File: SL.307.060906.x86_64.disc4.iso 671748 KB
File: SL.307.060906.x86_64.md5sum 1 KB

The question is what is the last "File: SL.307.060906.x86_64.md5sum".
Sure he have to burn first 4 ones on the CD but what should be done with
the last one? I doubt that it should be burned on the 5th disk.


That is a text-file that contains the md5sums of the iso-files.
It is meant to check if you have downloaded the files correctly:

md5sum your-iso-file.iso

This will give you the md5sum of your-iso-file.iso. If everything is
downloaded as it should, you will see the same value as is mentioned in
the *.md5sum-file.

Sorry for little bit offtop and thanks in advance...

We all had to learn ;-)


Regards,
Sergey

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Sergey Mkrtchyan,
Scinetific Researcher,
Department of Molecular Physics,
Faculty of Physics, Yerevan State University


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