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Re: coreutils-8.2 bug-fix-only release coming soon

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: coreutils-8.2 bug-fix-only release coming soon
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 23:40:45 +0100
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> Ludovic Courtès wrote:


>> Regarding ‘chgrp/basic’, the test finds groups='30000 65534'.  However,
>> 65534 corresponds to ‘nogroup’.  (The build process runs under a special
>> user, typically:
>>   $ id nixbld1
>>   uid=30001(nixbld1) gid=65534(nogroup) groups=30000(nixbld),65534(nogroup)
> It looks like there is something different
> about NixOS, since normally when a user U is a member
> of a group G, and U runs "chown U:G file", that command succeeds.

This has now been fixed in NixOS by having build users belong to the
‘nixbld’ group and no supplementary groups.

The test suite passes on GNU/Linux but not on Darwin where a couple of
tests fail [0]:


A Coreutils “view” is available at:


Successful builds yield a page containing the tarball, NixOS binaries (I
can add Debian, Fedora, etc. if need be), the manual in PDF/HTML, and a
code coverage report.


[0] http://hydra.nixos.org/build/197442

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