[UkOpenBSDUsers] 6.8 sha256

Sivan ! s9952403099 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 16:30:41 GMT 2021

Dear Stuart Henderson,

Thank you :) I waited to verify the integrity of the file before
starting the installer, it is very helpful that you have confirmed
that the signature matches. ( however I looked the signature file is
NOT there in the same directory as install68.img,  your confirmation
is more than enough for me to go ahead )

Thank you.

On Sat, 13 Feb 2021 at 21:44, Stuart Henderson <stu at spacehopper.org> wrote:
> On 2021/02/13 21:17, Sivan ! wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > The instruction to verify sha256 of install68.img indicates that the
> > checksum file is part of the install68.img, there was no separate
> > checksum file to be downloaded for comparing the value of the
> > downloaded file, unless I am missing something.
> If you are just concerned with checking for download corruption, see the
> SHA256 file in the same directory where you found install68.img.
> There's also SHA256.sig which signed using "signify". This is part of
> the OpenBSD base system but also builds easily on other OS. One OpenBSD
> release includes the public key for the next release, so that once you
> are already using a trusted version there's an ongoing chain for updates.
> (This is checked automatically when you use "sysupgrade" to upgrade).
> Keys are also published on the release page e.g.
> https://www.openbsd.org/68.html - you will also find them in mailing
> list posts announcing releases (so you can verify against multiple list
> archives), and just searching for the key you should find it on a number
> of websites.
> > The sha256 compare command did not work. However I computed the value as below:
> >
> > 14ea602583030b33e91ee8fde8dd76113984e9fac6598f9f609f408137c4cff2  install68.img
> >
> > Is this correct, is the downloaded file clean please?
> That matches the hash in the SHA256.sig file that I have downloaded and
> checked against the 6.8 key.
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