Thursday, March 15, 2012

Verify Firefox and Seamonkey on Debian Linux

Firefox

To be safe and to do something to make it easy for me to check the integrity of the firefox-11.0.tar.bz2, I use sha1sum in Terminal:

sha1sum '/path/to/firefox-11.0.tar.bz2'

Hit Enter and I should see:
96a44eeb3076b4343b55cb21bfd7cd6fc59f5b05  /path/to/firefox-11.0.tar.bz2 

Go to this page.

The current link is: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/

The previous link is dead: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/

Click on releases, 11.0 and SHA1SUMS.

Press Ctrl and F at the same time. Copy the checksum above (that is "96a44eeb3076b4343b55cb21bfd7cd6fc59f5b05") and paste it.

If the checksum is there, this means that the file is intact, and I should probably trust this file.

If not, I should not trust the file.


Seamonkey

Seamonkey can be verified in a similar way.

Look for the checksum (SHA-1) here.

The current link is: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/

The previous link is dead: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/

This may be useful in Terminal:
sha1sum seamonkey-2.8.tar.bz2


What is SHA-1?

For the details, this page may help.



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