[ale] SHA1SUM question

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Tue Dec 5 22:42:42 EST 2006


The sha1sum works just like the md5sum but uses a different algorithm.
If the checksum is bad either the download is bad or the checksum is
bad. I have had good luck using rsync to "cleanup" a bad download.

On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 21:48 -0500, John Mills wrote:
> ALErs -
> I downloaded the FC6 i386 DVD image, and also a file of SHA1 sums for the
> various FC6 *.iso files. I ran 'sha1sum' on my file and it wasn't even 
> close.
> That's a lot of downloading for garbage results!
> Is there a second check on this in case I made a mistake the first time? 
> It's the first time I use sha1sum so I'ld love to be wrong, but it looked 
> pretty simple going in!
> $%^&%#@!!
>  - Mills
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James P. Kinney III          
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