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Re: [LFN22155902] Bugreport: coreutils-6.5 ls -l and uid lookup failure

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: [LFN22155902] Bugreport: coreutils-6.5 ls -l and uid lookup failure
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 10:00:22 -0700
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Nicholas Stallard wrote:
> I think I may have found a bug in the current ls implementation.

Yes.  Thanks for the bug report.  Unfortunately ls in coreutils 6.5
had a serious bug and would dereference a null pointer when listing a
file when the number id or group id had no associated name.  This
warranted a new version 6.6 to be released.

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