At "www.debian.org" I clicked on "Getting Debian", and then to get a net
install image there are 3 different pages that all have direct links to the
ISO files, but no link at all about how to get the MD5sums. Even the Verify
page doesn't show how to find the MD5sums. So I think it will help many
users if there can be a link to the MD5sum file at these 4 pages:

    https://www.debian.org/distrib/
    https://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst
    https://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/
    https://www.debian.org/CD/verify

I was looking for amd64 netinstall but it seems the problem exists for all
architectures and both for netinstall or CD. So adding a few links could
help quite a few beginners!


Cheers,
Shervin Emami.
http://www.shervinemami.info/Robotics_Engineer.html

On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 10:39 AM, der.hans <deb-u...@lufthans.com> wrote:

> Am 18. Sep, 2016 schw├Ątzte Shervin Emami so:
>
> moin moin Shervin,
>
> Which specific ISO were you downloading? Where did you get the link to the
> image?
>
> The main download site does have checksum files right alongside the ISO
> images.
>
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.5.0/amd64/iso-cd/
>
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.5.0/amd64/iso-cd/MD5SUMS
>
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.5.0/amd64/iso-cd/debia
> n-8.5.0-amd64-CD-1.iso
>
> The BitTorrent page also shows various checksums.
>
> BTW, if you want to verify the image, then use the sha512 checksums
> instead as md5 is not cryptographically secure. Also verify the gpg
> signatures.
>
> I notice the network install page for small CDs links directly to the ISOs
> rather than to the download directory. The checksums are in the directory
> that holds the ISOs.
>
> https://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst#smallcd
>
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.5.0/amd64/iso-cd/debia
> n-8.5.0-amd64-netinst.iso
>
> I'm not certain what the tiny CDs and network boot sections are linking
> to, but there are at least checksum files.
>
> ciao,
>
> der.hans
>
>
> Hi,
>>
>> I've been using Debian for about 6 years now, but today I went to download
>> Debian Jessie from the "debian.org" website and realized there doesn't
>> seem
>> to be any link on any of the pages to show what the MD5 checksum is of the
>> Debian installation CDs! I looked through many of the official Debian
>> webpages about downloading ISOs that all talk about verifying your MD5sum
>> but they don't show what the correct checksums are! I eventually found the
>> link on a StackExchange page, and even when searching the URL on Google,
>> it
>> doesn't show up on the debian site at all! (
>> http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22http%3A%2F%2Fcdimage.debian.org%2Fde
>> bian-cd%2Fcurrent%2Famd64%2Fiso-cd%2FMD5SUMS%22).
>> Several people have posted the URL on this mailing list in previous years,
>> but surely there's a more beginner-friendly way, such as posting a link to
>> the MD5SUMS file right next to the links to download the ISO files.
>>
>> Am I just not noticing the obvious link, or does the Debian website really
>> not give the info about how to verify checksums?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Shervin Emami.
>> http://www.shervinemami.info/Robotics_Engineer.html
>>
>>
> --
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