[EXT] RE: Bad data in tlnet mirror

Taylor, P P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Mon Dec 2 21:59:07 CET 2019

Dear Reinhard —

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> Hello Phil,
> sha512sum is part of the GNU coreutils package and available on every
> Unix system.  On Windows you can either install Cygwin or MinGW/MSYS
> if there is no standalone binary available.  Maybe MinGW/MSYS is the
> best choice for you.
> I just wrote a little Perl script for you, called check_sha512.pl.
> It's quite crude, there is no error handling at all and it doesn't
> provide any of the nice features of sha512sum.

Many thanks for that, and my sincere apologies for putting you to 
unnecessary trouble.  I was not trying to determine SHA-512 checksums 
for myself, but rather trying to suggest that possession of a full TeX 
Live 2019 installation does not guarantee that one also has a 
"sha512sum" utility as I (clearly wrongly, with the benefit of 
hindsight) thought from your earlier message :

> On 2019-11-29 at 14:44:43 +0000, Fransson Mattias wrote:
>   > How can I generate the checksum for a file myself?
>     sha512sum <filename>
> Regards,
>    Reinhard

** Phil.

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