bad rsync ubuntu download

Chris Brannon cmbrannon79 at
Wed Dec 30 17:10:31 UTC 2009

> After running md5sum -c lucid-desktop-i386.iso on the local file I got 61 
> files that are unreadable and apparently failed to download.  I have tried 
> several combinations of command line options for rsync with no 
> improvement.  This in my mind points at a program that isn't reliable in 
> terms of download capability any longer.

You're running md5sum -c on the wrong file!
You need to run it on the file that contains the checksums, whatever its
name may happen to be.
Don't run md5sum -c on the image itself.
E.G., md5sum -c lucid-desktop-i386.iso.md5

-- Chris

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