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Re: Just an idea



Hi Leandro,

Leandro Chango wrote:

> md5 sums not only give you the security that the files contain what
> they should,

Yeah, but how do you provide them authoritively?

> but also tell you if they didn't get corrupted in the  process of
> downloading and storing them on disk.

I don't dispute checksum usage for integrity checks, but security in
this context?...

> So... Why do the base comp misc man, etc tarballs have their sums in a
> file ?

Integrity.