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Re: checking the CD through the end user

On Thu, 25 Feb 1999, Christian Leutloff wrote:

>Steve McIntyre <stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
>> Well, I've been running pkg-order on the first CD fairly often, so this
>> should not be a problem. I'm looking right now at making slink_cd do this
>> step automatically.
>additionally it would be nice if the end user can check that the CD is
>all right. It may happen that the CD manufacturer has made buggy
>CDs. In this case the vendor could ask the buyer to check the CD
>himself and/or can do it to test examples of the whole CD charge quick
>and reliable. During each step of making and selling a Debian CD it
>would be possible to check that everything is all right.

OK, sounds reasonable.

>One way to achieve this could be the checking of md5sums. It would be
>nice if the checking could be made on "any" operating system.

At what stage? The images all contain a file md5sum.txt in their root
directories, listing (almost) all files on each CD, and the official
images we provide also have md5sums.

Steve McIntyre, Allstor Software         smcintyr@allstor-sw.co.uk
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