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coreutils-5.93 released [stable]

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: coreutils-5.93 released [stable]
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 15:55:29 +0100

This is a stable, bug-fix-only release.
Most of the changes since 5.92 are summarized below.
Development will continue on the trunk (6.x), probably
with an eventual bug-fix release or two from the 5.9x branch.

The GNU coreutils package contains the following programs:

  [ basename cat chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp csplit cut date dd
  df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr factor false fmt fold
  ginstall groups head hostid hostname id join kill link ln logname ls
  md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mv nice nl nohup od paste pathchk pinky pr
  printenv printf ptx pwd readlink rm rmdir seq sha1sum shred sleep sort
  split stat stty su sum sync tac tail tee test touch tr true tsort tty
  uname unexpand uniq unlink uptime users vdir wc who whoami yes

The coreutils package replaces/unifies the fileutils, sh-utils, and
textutils packages.

Thanks to all who have contributed changes (attributions are in the
ChangeLog files), reported problems, and helped by fielding questions
on the mailing list.

Here are the compressed sources:
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-5.93.tar.gz   (7.3MB)
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-5.93.tar.bz2   (4.7MB)

Here are the xdelta-style diffs:
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-5.91-5.93.xdelta   (316KB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures:

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:
  [if you're worried that short checksums are becoming passé nowadays ;-)
   consider using the .sig files instead [*]]

768e4333e9b8eb914bc05200ddb9e2b1  coreutils-5.93.tar.gz
955d8abfd3dd8af2ca3af51480f1f9af  coreutils-5.93.tar.bz2
eac9accc24a713d8ac94d2b382f39e44  coreutils-5.91-5.93.xdelta
6320093800e8a75cfa5ac2806c8cabe7fd1fb5e7  coreutils-5.93.tar.gz
56d983bfb20d04ff298677e7e795956f0d44ea6f  coreutils-5.93.tar.bz2
a9dbf66df3ab2424a7f9d957a430e16e22593627  coreutils-5.91-5.93.xdelta

How can you help?
If you're interested in lending a hand, or just want to use
the latest versions right now, you can build these programs
and run the test suite like this:

   gzip -dc coreutils-5.93.tar.gz | tar xf -
   cd coreutils-5.93
   make -k check >& log
   grep FAIL log

Be sure to use make's -k option so that make doesn't stop
just because one of the earlier tests fails.
Please report any build problems or test failures to the
address@hidden mailing list.
There are detailed instructions in the `Reporting bugs:' section
of the README file.

For further reading, see the coreutils home page
and the FAQ list:


* Major changes in release 5.93 (2005-11-06) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  dircolors no longer segfaults upon an attempt to use the new

  du no longer overflows a counter when processing a file larger than
  2^31-1 on some 32-bit systems (at least some AIX 5.1 configurations).

  md5sum once again defaults to using the ` ' non-binary marker
  (rather than the `*' binary marker) by default on Unix-like systems.

  mkdir -p and install -d no longer exit nonzero when asked to create
  a directory like `nonexistent/.'

  rm emits a better diagnostic when (without -r) it fails to remove
  a directory on e.g., Solaris 9/10 systems.

  tac now works when stdin is a tty, even on non-Linux systems

  "tail -c 2 FILE" and "touch 0101000000" now operate as POSIX
  1003.1-2001 requires, even when coreutils is conforming to older
  POSIX standards, as the newly-required behavior is upward-compatible
  with the old.

** Build-related bug fixes

  installing .mo files would fail

Checking the tarball signatures.
I.e., verifying without MD5 or SHA checksums.
[*] You can use either of the above signature files to verify that
the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact.  First,
be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball.
Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify coreutils-5.93-cvs.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys D333CBA1

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.

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