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SubjectRe: Linux Kernel MD5 sums and some question
On 10/27/05, Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/27/05, Chaitanya Hazarey <c.v.hazarey@gmail.com> wrote:

> > Lately I had some problems compiling the kernel source on my machine.
> > I guess nothing serious, but one thing came to my notice. I was
> > looking for the MD5 sums for the linux kenerl and found none. The Pgp
> > signatures are fine , but there seems no way to check the package.

> Yes, there is a way to check the files; verify the pgp signature. If
> the file has been modified the signature won't validate.

But having signed MD5 sums would be a solution.

That way people can check a). Did they download the kernel properly?
b). Was it genuine? in two distinct steps. Others will think that's a
*really* bad idea :-)

Jon.
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