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Some obvserations


i'm testing slink_cd-0.98 on a RedHat 5.2 system (i did not choose the
distribution) and found a small incompatibility between both
distributions :

 - RH 5.2 has the GNU version from GNU textutils 1.22

$ md5sum --help
Usage: md5sum [OPTION] [FILE]...
  or:  md5sum [OPTION] --check [FILE]
Print or check MD5 checksums.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
  -b, --binary            read files in binary mode
  -c, --check             check MD5 sums against given list
  -t, --text              read files in text mode (default)
The following two options are useful only when verifying checksums:
      --status            don't output anything, status code shows success
  -w, --warn              warn about improperly formated MD5 checksum lines

      --help              display this help and exit
      --version           output version information and exit

 - Debian 2.0 has an undetermined version :

$ md5sum --help
md5sum: invalid option -- -
usage: md5sum [-bv] [-c [file]] | [file...]
Generates or checks MD5 Message Digests
    -c  check message digests (default is generate)
    -v  verbose, print file names when checking
    -b  read files in binary mode
The input for -c should be the list of message digests and file names
that is printed on stdout by this program when it generates digests.

slink-cd uses the -v option which only exist on the Debian version, so
i had to remove it.  I made another modification to suppress output for
correct files :

        md5sum -c ../debcheck_disks.1 | grep -v OK

In the process i discovered that i also needed a hamm mirror.  Before i
download another 700MB, does somebody know when links from slink to
hamm will be replaced by real files ?


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