md5sum is missing, but not entirely

David Kelly dkelly at
Wed Jan 17 14:30:35 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 10:29:57PM -0800, perryh at 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
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