Who to ask about old Red Hat Linux ISOs I've uncovered

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Fri Oct 28 08:45:30 UTC 2011

On 10/28/2011 10:25 AM, Andre Robatino wrote:
> The site http://legacy.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/ has some old Red Hat Linux
> content. Unfortunately, it's very incomplete. I have archives of the install
> discs going back at least to RH 7.0. (I started on RH 6.0 so might have
> something older around.) I was able to read off all of these, which have the
> following md5sums. There are discrepancies between them and the ones listed on
> the archive site. For example, for RH 9, the archive site has a signed checksum
> file which shows
> 34048ce4cd069b624f6e021ba63ecde5  shrike-i386-disc1.iso

That is the sha1sum, not md5sum! (see on the page header: Hash: SHA1)

> while my md5sum for RH9_1of3.iso is 400c7fb292c73b793fb722532abd09ad. Googling
> for my md5sum indicates that it is correct. So why does the RH9 signed checksum
> file (which, although the signature is good, was signed on 2003/09/11, months
> after RH9's release) have a different checksum? There are similar discrepancies
> for other ISOs.
> 626b7d18033e320c27c8cd58cc37a288  RH7.0_1of2.iso
> c9899d398ca675c1e80a7bdb68d701bf  RH7.0_2of2.iso
> 596b1575773e88e066326f6741312a6f  RH7.1_1of2.iso
> f27b912299572a542cd663b712444445  RH7.1_2of2.iso
> cf7bce0c1cdbfedfae29e60aef202f6f  RH7.2_1of2.iso
> fd705b3e5d0e37a828db35d21195a9f6  RH7.2_2of2.iso
> cb91810ce8173039fed24420407e4c59  RH7.3_1of3.iso
> ec1b813d32ffdc8edc2be261735d17de  RH7.3_2of3.iso
> 5dc81ce523cfddf99b4d4d63e91bcaa7  RH7.3_3of3.iso
> d7b16b081c20708dc0dd7d41793a4177  RH8.0_1of5.iso
> 2df17bc02cb1b3316930ed4f7601ad9e  RH8.0_2of5.iso
> 305d6ff5b5850fa316276710a148b0a3  RH8.0_3of5.iso
> 0a77d7a3bc8c4e87508c46a2670242eb  RH8.0_4of5.iso
> 8dbcf16f0072ee47db49b08921a41ba5  RH8.0_5of5.iso
> 88b9baba392b02b534a6fa546bcae3de  RH8.0_docs.iso
> 400c7fb292c73b793fb722532abd09ad  RH9_1of3.iso
> 6b8ba42f56b397d536826c78c9679c0a  RH9_2of3.iso
> af38ac4316ba20df2dec5f990913396d  RH9_3of3.iso

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de>


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