For those who do not know me, I am a long time ‘resident’ in the #fedora channel, helping anyone I can with Fedora.
and One of the most asked questions is “Why are the Fedora 10 Sha1sum files not on the Fedora Website?”
The answer is they are there, just not easily found.
If someone goes to the
http://fedoraproject.org (1st level)
click “Get Fedora” (Second level)
click “Show Me all the Download options in one page” (Third level)
click “After downloading an ISO, verify it.” (Fouth level)
click the arch of your choice for the sha1sum (Fifth Level)
I consider this a problem for new linux users who have learned they need to verify their downloads but didnt download the sha1sum file from the website they downloaded the isos from and or want to verify the sha1sum that is on a mirror site to make sure it is valid.
I just do not understand why the sha1sums files are not linked directly off of the Get Fedora webpage in some intuitive way like
a link saying Sha1sums going straight to the arch selection page for the sha1sums.
Please someone explain the reasoning for burying the sha1sum so deep in the website?
(yes, I have posted a simulair questions to the website mailing list as well https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-websites-list/2008-December/msg00031.html)