vinux4 on is corrupted

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Fri Apr 24 22:54:44 UTC 2015

There is an md5sum file that comes separate from the iso in the same 
directory and it's what people are urged to download and use to check the 
iso.  That file fortunately was packaged with gzip so you need to run 
gunzip on it before you get access to the md5sum inside.  That md5 file 
and its corresponding iso were in the same directory when I ran the check 
on the iso file itself.  If you do that without that md5sum file you have 
no assurance you didn't get a corrupt file since md5sum has no independent 
.md5 file to check against.  The iso does not produce the result for md5 
you mentioned either.

-- Twitter: JudeDaShiell

On Fri, 24 Apr 2015, Henry Yen wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:11:08PM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> Next I ran md5sum --quiet --check vinux-4.0-dvd-amd64.iso and got a bunch
>> of missing files.
> The "--check" option is supposed to point to a text file containing
> a list of md5sums and filenames whose md5sums should match those.
> If you run md5sum without the "--check" option against the .iso file,
> you should get "2a5089976a0991aee516a14ff080b384".
> Note that if you loopback-mount the .iso file and changedir to the mount
> point, the "--check" option will mostly work (although it produces errors
> on a handful of files that are simply missing, not corrupted). The files
> it checks OK are from the "md5sum.txt" file in the root. I've no idea where
> it's getting the additional filenames that are missing, but since all of
> those are just packages/release lists, they shouldn't affect functionality
> anyway.
>> Final conclusion, has a corrupted master and has
>> distributed that corruption to all of its mirrors some time ago.
> I don't think that conclusion necessarily follows, if using the md5sum
> on the raw .iso directly.
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