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From: Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Cc: Guido Budack <glaivy@××××××.com>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] MD5SUM
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:45:39
In Reply to: Re:[gentoo-user] MD5SUM by Guido Budack
1 On Friday 14 Mar 2014 13:15:38 Guido Budack wrote:
2 > Hello Mick,
3 >
4 > Yes, I know that, I am aware of it...
5 > you don't deal here with some script-kid but with somebody who is observing
6 > the IT-development of the past 25 years with highest attention... However,
7 > the hashes of about 5 other files I downloaded (and as I said some bigger
8 > ones too) are correct.
10 Right, but that could be incidental. Dodgy PSUs can appear to be random in
11 their behaviour, or depend on the overall load of the machine.
14 > What I not understand at all is that the file-size is absolutely correct-
15 > that means to the last byte...
17 OK, if the size is correct in kibibits (and not rounded up) then the
18 discrepancy points to a miscalculation of the md5 hash.
20 What does 'md5sum -c <file_name.md5>' return exactly?
22 If you try 'md5sum <file_name>' more than once, but each time clear the memory
23 cache first, do you get the same number?
25 > Probably I'll not get any explanation by the community (or even worse
26 > someone could 'attest me to try to attrack attention...') Just wanted to
27 > let you know...
29 I'm sure if you share more info some good Samaritan will drop by trying to
30 help. :-)
32 --
33 Regards,
34 Mick


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