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Re: Patch for Debian CD FAQ: verifying ISOs

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 02:38:54AM +0200, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
>I have attached a patch to improve Debian CD FAQ regarding the section
>"How can I verify that the downloaded CD images are correct?"
>1. MD5SUMS is now deprecated, so we should document SHA1 instead 
>   (and move to SHA256 when ready)
>2. Drop the paragraph about checkiso, since the checksum wasn't updated
>   since Sarge 3.1r5 (and because I could find any complaint in the ml)
>3. For windows users, document using GnuPg's sha1sum and gnupg
>   (because it is much more simpler and lighter to install, compared to 
>   MingW32 and Cygwin. It's also less intrusive.)
>4. Move the Windows paragraph to the bottom, for clarity.
>As always, feedback is welcome.

Looks sane, yes. I'll be generating sha256sums and sha512sums soon as
well as part of the standard build process.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"I've only once written 'SQL is my bitch' in a comment. But that code 
 is in use on a military site..." -- Simon Booth

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