how to verify installation?
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Randall J. Parr <RParr@temporalarts.com> wrote:
> How do I do the equivalent verification (or something similar) on a
> Debian/Ubuntu deb based system?
You probably want/need the "debsums" package. From there, you can run
it to check the md5sums of all the files/packages that are installed
on your system.
I've had to do exactly that due to some issues I have had recently -
on a brand new SATA Western Digital drive about a month ago, on a
brand new AMD64 system I put together (with some help). It may have
had bizarre fs issues but it seems those have been solved, hopefully.
There were some times when I downloaded some files and I couldn't get
the md5sums to match expected values (for instance large ISOs and rar
sessions would unexpectedly fail, or give wrong results).
Seems to be better now (knock wood), although this system has been
known to run hot (>62 deg C, according to 'acpi -V' when running
something like stellarium for an extended period of time along with
Anyway, try debsums. The packages that fail will show up as "FAIL" in
the log. It'll write a fairly large logfile - you can pipe or tee it,
and then grep for FAIL and then go through that list and do aptitude
reinstall on those packages.
> R.Parr, RHCE, Temporal Arts
> Portland, OR U.S.A.
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