[pups] Checksums in the UNIX Archive

Warren Toomey wkt at henry.cs.adfa.edu.au
Thu Feb 15 11:33:32 AEST 2001

----- Forwarded message from Fred N. van Kempen -----

False alert... Ultrix-11 V3.1 source tape file is NOT corrupted.  My WinZIP
was - I use NT at work, download stuff, and take it home with me, to load onto
the Unix machines. The Unix boxes have no problem with the files...

----- End of forwarded message from Fred N. van Kempen -----

Hi all, I'm back from holidays. With regards to corrupt files in the
UNIX Archive, yes it looks like I have had a few hit. I'll check through
my old backups for a clean version of Ken Wellsch's 6th Edition disk image.

There is a checksums file in the archive: /checksums, with MD5 checksums
for all files. If you do suspect a file is damaged, please check to see
if the MD5 checksum matches that in the /checksums file.

Also, has anybody tried out the VTserver 2.0 alpha program?! I'm going to
be flat out here at work for a month or two, but I will try to add support
for things other than plain copying of disk images.


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