Bug 569550 - md5sum fail to work with DOS md5 files
md5sum fail to work with DOS md5 files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
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Reported: 2010-03-01 12:09 EST by Yuri Domrin
Modified: 2010-12-03 17:11 EST (History)
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Patch to allow <whatever>sum utilities to work with DOS formatted files (651 bytes, patch)
2010-03-02 09:39 EST, Ondrej Vasik
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Description Yuri Domrin 2010-03-01 12:09:54 EST
Description of problem:
md5sum fail to work with md5 files, created under DOS or Windows.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
coreutils.x86_64 7.6-9.fc12

How reproducible:
[yd@c2 ~]$ touch somefile
[yd@c2 ~]$ md5sum -b somefile > somefile.md5
[yd@c2 ~]$ md5sum -c somefile.md5
somefile: OK
[yd@c2 ~]$ unix2dos somefile.md5
unix2dos: converting file somefile.md5 to DOS format ...
[yd@c2 ~]$ md5sum -c somefile.md5
: No such file or directory
: FAILED open or read
md5sum: WARNING: 1 of 1 listed file could not be read

Expected results:
correct work both for UNIX and DOS md5 files.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2010-03-02 09:39:59 EST
Created attachment 397336 [details]
Patch to allow <whatever>sum utilities to work with DOS formatted files

Thanks for report, it was reported few times to upstream - http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2004-11/msg00037.html , http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2006-08/msg00073.html . However - no patch was afaik submitted. This attached patch should solve the issue.
Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2010-03-04 04:30:54 EST
Just to add several others upstream threads:
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2004-12/msg00002.html (that's the same approach as my current patch)
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2007-03/msg00181.html (more complex solution)

Current proposal is http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2010-03/msg00015.html . It got +1 from Eric Blake, however it wrongly handles filenames with carriage return at the end (very unlikely to happen, but allowed). More complex solution will be needed to solve it better way. I'm waiting for other maintainers opinion now...
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