* Kenneth Goldman wrote on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 08:12 -0400:
>    I notice that the tarballs also include a SHA1 digest. What's the
>    point?

To have a check whether the FTP download was successful to avoid
accidently using corrupt files, a file integrity check with a
checksum is quite common.

oki,

Steffen


 
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