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4 Verifying the Distribution

The swbis signature verification program, swverify, will verify a package in two forms 1) as a tar archive file, and 2) as a unpacked archive. The distribution can also be verified manually using the existing GNU tools tar, gpg, md5sum and sha1sum and a Ext2 compatible file system. Verifying a distribution requires comparing the archive digests (md5 and sha1) with the digests present in the authenticated GPG signed data stream.