On Sun, 18 Sep 2016, Lisi Reisz wrote:

On Sunday 18 September 2016 02:05:42 Shervin Emami wrote:
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:


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!

Not just beginners.  I too find it a nightmare, and sometimes give up.  If you
look at the raw HTML you can extract the URL of the download directory and
they are indeed there - it is finding the directory which is hard, because
the link just says "click here" or something, and if you click it immediately
begins downloading.  You never see the directory.

One of the developers has raised this as a bug.

Four things:

1. Can anyone provide a link to this bug report?

2. If you view page source to figure out what url a link points to, I
suspect that either 1) you find page source inherently fascinating, or
2) your browser does not provide an easier method for obtaining that

A web browser without a status line that displays the url pointed to
by the current link is like a car with an opaque windscreen. IMHO.

Firefox does not lack this feature. Neither does lynx (though lynx
must be set to "advanced" mode to enable it).

Are you sure your browser does not have a similar feature that can be

3. What web browser does not enable editing the current link?

In firefox, one can right-click on a link, select "Copy link location"
from a menu, and then paste the link into the location bar for
editing. It is easier in lynx, where one simply hits 'E' (or whatever
key is bound to the command :ELGOTO) to edit a link.

4. This thread prompted me look up how one can contribute to debian's
web pages. It looks like interested parties can begin here:

 "Helping with the Debian web pages"

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