[Stackless] MD5 checksums for gzipped tarballs?

Guy Hulbert gwhulbert at eol.ca
Tue Nov 6 23:07:27 CET 2007


On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 15:59 -0600, David.Sallis at noaa.gov wrote:
> Okay, disregard that last.  I re-downloaded the tarball and compared
> MD5's again.  This time it was a match.  I sincerely regret the
> brain-fart.

It is possible that your initial download was truncated.

One valid reason for your "superiors" to require the md5sums is to
ensure integrity of the code.  So perhaps this was just a case where
their caution is justified.

OTOH, the md5sums serve the same purpose even if it was a brain-fart ...

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