MD5Sum mismatch on a lot of packages

Stephen R Laniel steve at
Wed Jul 13 18:24:02 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 05:56:07PM +0100, Ohadi, Hamid wrote:
> I keep getting md5sum mismatch from some of the packages that I download from
> Is it just my problem or there is a problem with the
> servers? As an example I get mismatch from:

I was getting these for a while too, but only after I had
burned the ISO images to a CD. Turned out that I didn't have
'burnthrough' -- or some similar name -- turned on.
GnomeBaker has a burnthrough option, as does the global
gconf configuration for the GNOME default CD burner. I
believe all the command-line tools (like cdrecord) also have
a similar option.

My question could be phrased either of two ways:

1) If 'burnthrough' is necessary to properly burn CDs, why
isn't it on by default?


2) Wouldn't users know to use 'burnthrough' if it were
instead called by some user-friendly name like "Make The CD
Burner Not Suck"?

Stephen R. Laniel
steve at
+(617) 308-5571
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