md5sum is missing, but not entirely
dkelly at hiwaay.net
Wed Jan 17 14:30:35 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 10:29:57PM -0800, perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> Both the executable and the manpage for md5sum seem to be missing
> from this 6.1-RELEASE system, making it difficult to check the
> downloaded 6.2-RELEASE and FreeSBIE ISOs. Isn't md5sum supposed
> to be part of the base?
> Meanwhile, "apropos md5" yields this line, among others
> gmd5sum(1), md5sum(1) - compute and check MD5 message digest
> but "man md5sum" says
> No manual entry for md5sum
> How did that line get into the apropos, when the corresponding
> manpage is (apparently) not installed?
When was your whatis(1) database last updated?
md5sum is part of ports/sysutils/coreutils. IIRC its output is in a
little different format than md5, but the calculation results are the
David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
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