Hi, here I am, with my latest version. This one has all the features I
wanted for it. It now needs testing, both for errors and for
check-debian-cd is a shell script for quick checking of Debian CD images
after having burnt them, and for checking of Debian CD images after
having rsync'ed them. It is released under GNU GPL. Simple usage:
looks in /dev/cdrom and cheks the disc. Or:
checks the image. You can give any number of images as arguments.
Checking is done using the md5sum program, and comparing the results
with an internal database of sums. The program automatically detects
the image, because the internal database contains signatures of the
Debian CDs. If the signature is not found in the internal database,
check-debian-cd looks in the current and parent directories for an
MD5SUMS file (or one can be provided with an option), and compares the
hash generated by md5sum with all those found in the MD5SUMS files.
Thanks to this feature, the program can also be used for checking
generic discs, and could be part of the pseudo-image kit, as it is
mostly independent of the version of the CDs. It would be mostly useful
if the MD5SUMS files distributed with the Debian images were changed to
reflect the format in the internal database, thus allowing for a more
straightforward check, but this is not strictly necessary.
Comments and bug reports welcome. The latest version is always
available at ftp://fly.cnuce.cnr.it/pub/software/unix/check-debian-cd.
Anne, if you agree to put this together with the pseudo-image kit, then
you can do with this script whatever you want to make it compatible or
whatever, or we can discuss the changes you need for that, as you like.