On Thu, Jan 18, 2007 at 01:29:44AM -0800, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > The command to calculate md5 sums is 'md5', not 'md5sum', > > > and it is part of the base. > ... > > > Not sure why apropos md5 shows md5sum and gmd5sum (g for gnu?), > > > maybe it's from a port. > > > I also suspect that gmd5sum is a link to md5sum or vice versa. > > gmd5sum is indeed from a port, but md5sum does not exist at all > on my system, either as an executable or as a manpage. md5 does > exist, as both an executable and a manpage. Either md5 or gmd5sum > can be used to verify downloads; as someone else mentioned they > produce the same results (although formatted differently). > > > The coreutils package installs the GNU utilities that form the > > basis of Linux distributions - grep, chmod etc. Since most of > > these names clash with the FreeBSD base system, the binaries all > > get renamed with a "g" prefix. The GNU docs still internally > > refer to them with their original names e.g. "man gmd5sum" will > > refer to md5sum > > It still seems like a bug that apropos includes "md5sum(1)" in its > output, when no such manpage exists.
Bug in that port's manpage. Talk to the port maintainer or fix it yourself and submit the patch. Kris
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