Hard to find alternate source of checksums

Jeff Martin jmtechwork at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 19:08:16 CEST 2018

For a fresh install of GnuPG, I was following the integrity check
directions. I have no prior version for GnuPG.


They read "...find the announcement on several other websites and make
sure the checksum is consistent." This task is difficult to accomplish
using search engines such a DuckDuckGo or Google. The search terms
that yielded the best results were merely the full file name enclosed
in double quotes.

I eventually found an alternate source of the checksums solely from
search results for all files except "ntbtls-0.1.2.tar.bz2", oddly. I'm
not sure what makes that one special. Also, I felt I was relying too
much on www.linuxfromscratch.org as my alternate source.

Do you have any specific tips for how to find alternate checksum sources?


Jeff Martin

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