[SOLVED] mCOLe What is the MD5Sum for the ISOs?
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Offline gregorylock

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[SOLVED] mCOLe What is the MD5Sum for the ISOs?
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:48:52 PM »
I downloaded:  mCOLe-19.3.3D-XFCE-Lucky13-x86_64.iso

I remember that Spatry was using md5sum.  I did a md5sum check but couldn't find anything to match with it.

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md5sum *.*
ef4cf6484828e7807d711aab3172c64e  mCOLe-19.3.3D-XFCE-Lucky13-x86_64.iso


sha1sum *.*
138bd52ff83238d133727d937b1a298ba4feac3a  mCOLe-19.3.3D-XFCE-Lucky13-x86_64.iso


sha256sum *.*
2fd0850d53ea746d8c559bcb8b3ea739d70aee40339c2e1ed2bbaf21e256af50  mCOLe-19.3.3D-XFCE-Lucky13-x86_64.iso


Post Merge: March 16, 2019, 06:02:50 PM

I don't like SourceForge.   Why make it so hard to find the sums?  I swear websites like this want to waste my time and make me look stupid at the same time!



Post Merge: March 16, 2019, 06:09:06 PM

I couldn't find it right away, and then I turned to google, and google couldn't find it.  It wasn't until I wasted a good 20 minutes or longer that I found where they hid the sums!

Post Merge: March 16, 2019, 06:37:42 PM
« Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 06:37:42 PM by gregorylock »

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Re: [SOLVED] mCOLe What is the MD5Sum for the ISOs?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 08:38:32 PM »
The correct location is on the root of the image in a filename md5sum.txt
If it's not there it should be, it's the only way it's valid.

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Re: [SOLVED] mCOLe What is the MD5Sum for the ISOs?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 08:19:12 AM »
The hash sums are generated automatically by sourceforge upon upload of the software and can be obtained easily by pressing the "i" icon next to the download... I am pretty sure I have explained this before...
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Re: [SOLVED] mCOLe What is the MD5Sum for the ISOs?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 08:57:57 AM »
Sorry, no offense on that, I do understand. I stand by my point, something I think many miss. The checksum of the image should be included on the image in order to maintain the integrity of the image. The checksum generated by a third party checks the download, not the image. Similar, not the same. You trust sourceforge, so do I, still not the same thing. The record on the image goes with it, and regardless on how we come about it, the check is available for as long, and in whatever form the image exist.

Maybe just my debian ways, but I'm used to the md5sum.txt on the image that is 8-90k and includes a file based summary, so you know specifically what files have any error. Moved, copied, a year later...the check is still valid. A script loop mounts the image, reads the file and uses the info to check EVERY file, and the whole. I was thinking this process, and not a generic download integrity check.

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Re: Re: [SOLVED] mCOLe What is the MD5Sum for the ISOs?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 03:43:00 PM »
I'm ranting against sourceforge.net because I think their design sucks, and is inefficient for the new visitor.  There are many other websites I think suck just as bad or worse, but right now I'm angry at sourceforge.


I think the check sum is so important that it should be located right next to the download button.  Instead of hidden away behind some icon.  I had to hunt for the directory of uploaded to files to even find that icon.  Here is the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.  You will find a huge download button and you can even pick which one from a list below.  But NO Hash Sums!  But if you click on the Files tab, and then click on 1-19.3.1 (Lucky 13 V2) and then the "i" icon.  Your telling me that isn't a lot of unnecessary clicking? It only takes two clicks to download the ISO and it's straightforward.  But requires 3 clicks and is not straightforward to find the hash sums.  In my opinion the files page should be completely eliminated, and put right in bottom list on the main page.

I never thought about it in the way CwF mentions.  But it is true that several distros that I use put the hash sums in an uploaded txt file.  I have no issues with that method.  The main point I'm trying to make is the new user or a user that doesn't visit that site often, shouldn't haft to hunt around the website to find the hash sums.  I also felt like they were trying to make look stupid because I did everything correctly.  I looked around, and then I did a search, and then I wrote my post.  Then I went back and found the stupid sums!  And it is only because they hid them away behind a bunch of clicking and behind an icon that isn't even labeled unless you hold your mouse over it and then it says "View Details"  I just assumed that might be the hash sums.