SHA1 and 256 (again) :)

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed Nov 18 03:59:03 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-17 at 21:55 -0500, Scott Robbins wrote:
> I vaguely remember some discussion about fixing the layout of the
> checksums so that it was clear one had to run sha256sum rather than
> sha1.  
> However, I see that it's still rather misleading in appearance--that is,
> the words SHA1 sum are written there along with what I assume are the
> sha256 sums.  (I didn't actually download an ISO to check, but it seems
> to be a lot of numbers for an sha1.)
> The nice people at distrowatch are apparently among the ones confused by
> this, as their links to downloads also include links clearly marked
> SHA1.  
> A minor issue to be sure, but those who frequent the forums know how
> Those Who Wish To Try The Latest will almost certainly be confused. 

This is planned to be fixed in F13, it was too late to make this change
for F12 when it really came to a head as we were past the feature
freeze, and as the release engineer, I really should respect the feature

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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