Crazy md5, sha256, bzip2 behaviour, frequent crashes RAM problem?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Feb 22 19:10:56 UTC 2008

Achilleas Mantzios wrote:
> Στις Thursday 21 February 2008 14:26:56 ο/η Poul-Henning Kamp έγραψε:
>> In message <200802211406.40612.achill at>, Achilleas Mantzio
>> s writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> i've struggling to build sysutils/coreutils and a crazy thing happens:
>>> each time i do 
>>> fetch
>>> and while ls -l gives the exact same size (5384378), md5,sha256 give different checksums each time!
>> Bad hardware.
> Indeed. Changing memory dims and the port built/installed ok.
> What worries me, is if i can trust the system as is, (while i have some 600 ports installed)
> or rebuild everything.
> artsd from kde behaves in a strange way (noatun skiping every 2nd second of mp3),
> and i wander that if a rebuild of artsd solves the problem, then maybe i might worry
> of the correctness of the whole system.

It is very likely that many other things you created on this system 
(e.g. compiled binaries, modified files, etc) are also corrupted.  A 
complete rebuild or reinstall would be a good idea.


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