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

Volker volker at vwsoft.com
Fri Feb 22 22:53:50 UTC 2008


On 12/23/-58 20:59, Achilleas Mantzios wrote:
> Óôéò Thursday 21 February 2008 14:26:56 ï/ç Poul-Henning Kamp Ýãñáøå:
>> In message <200802211406.40612.achill at matrix.gatewaynet.com>, Achilleas Mantzio
>> s writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> i've struggling to build sysutils/coreutils and a crazy thing happens:
>>> each time i do 
>>> fetch ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-6.9.tar.bz2
>>> 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.

Recompiling your ports would be best but you may check installed ports
first by using `/usr/ports/Tools/scripts/consistency-check' (an often
overseen script).

Please expect a lot of error messages as this script does the handling
of symlinked files wrong (I wanted to write a patch for that problem
long time ago...).

You may also try a consitency check by using a shell script written by
me, which is badly slow, but works similar to consistency-check:
http://bsd.vwsoft.com/files/pkgcheckhealth

In any doubt it is recommended to recompile ports.

HTH

Volker


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