[CentOS] MD5/Checksums for debug files?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Wed Sep 27 13:14:15 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 09:01 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> Being new at distro SOPs, I don't know if this is an unusual thought.
> With a kernel debug package (or any such debug package) would it be
> prudent in todays world to have a checksum or signature process to
> assure the downloaded file is untampered with and complete?
> What prompts this is I just downloaded the kernel packages that Johnny
> put up. I had not realized they were so large and thought "TG I'm not on
> dial-up anymore".
> Anyway, thought I would raise the question.

Ran the "rpm --checksig" and it says all is ok. I presume that is
sufficient. Should have ran that before posting just because I didn't
see any external sum files.

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