check file authenticity in Linux(instructions)

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Mr__N
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check file authenticity in Linux(instructions)

Post by Mr__N » 2020-09-07, 02:30

I've recently switched to linux completely.
I dual boot for games but I no longer use Windows for internet.

I'm using Mint Cinnamon.
I'm only familiar with Kleopatra,
But it's "Kde" and I've been told not to install Kde on cinnamon.

What is the recommended way to check file authenticity.

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Re: check file authenticity in Linux(instructions)

Post by moonbat » 2020-09-07, 02:46

You have this place confused with the Linux Mint support forum. What does any of what you said have to do with Pale Moon?
"One hosts to look them up, one DNS to find them and in the darkness BIND them."

Linux Mint 20 Xfce x64 on HP i5 laptop with 12 GB RAM, always latest versions of PM & Basilisk unless specified.

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Re: check file authenticity in Linux(instructions)

Post by Mr__N » 2020-09-07, 03:17

It's the linux section right?

The head guy has suggested checking file authenticity.
It's a security thing.
Can I get instructions.

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Re: check file authenticity in Linux(instructions)

Post by adesh » 2020-09-07, 03:54

If you have downloaded binaries from http://linux.palemoon.org/download/mainline/ you can compare the file hash provided there with the hash of the locally downloaded file. To get the hash you'd need to use hashing program but on most Linux systems it should be already available. Run this command to compute hash:

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sha256sum <path_to_palemoon_binary>
To verify that file is signed by the correct author, download the .sig file along with the tarball and put them in the same directory. Then run the following:

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gpg --verify <palemoon_sig_file>
If you have trouble following these instructions or need more help, I'd suggest to search Internet or ask on your distro forum for help.

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