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a coreutils release is imminent

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: a coreutils release is imminent
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 22:41:42 +0100

Now that all of the tests are once again passing on the coreutils
build-bot, I expect to make a coreutils release in the next day or two.
There is still a minor problem in that users of Solaris ZFS file systems
NFS-mounted on non-Solaris systems will see that cp -p sometimes tries to
copy ACLs when it shouldn't, but that's not worth holding up the release.

In the mean time, here's the latest snapshot:


Please build it and run "make -k check" on a few unusual
systems today or tomorrow and report any problems.  That might
save someone (yourself, even) some trouble down the road.


PS, in case you're wondering why I'm distributing snapshots as gzip'd
tarballs rather than the 2.7MB-smaller bzip2-compressed ones, it's because
I use gzip's --rsyncable option, which means when I upload the new tarball
with rsync, I get 2-5x the effective bandwidth.  Paul Eggert, the gzip
maintainer, knows about the --rsyncable patches that are floating around
(e.g., in rsync distributions), and may eventually find time to get
this functionality into GNU gzip.

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