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Re: Bug: textutils-2.1 break, if you "touch" it

From: Nitin Gupta
Subject: Re: Bug: textutils-2.1 break, if you "touch" it
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 11:11:19 -0700
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FYI, I was able to avoid the problem of modifying timestamps, while importing textutils or coreutils under cvs by using "-d" flag

Jim Meyering wrote:

Nitin Gupta <address@hidden> wrote:
I downloaded textutils-2.1.tar.gz from gnu website.

I was trying to build textutils for our processor. I saved textutils
under CVS source control (which apparently changed the timestamps of

textutils-2.1 is getting old.
You're not the first to make the mistake of getting/using it.[*]
I suggest that you use the coreutils, not the textutils.

 (coreutils is the union of fileutils, textutils, and sh-utils)

The latest sources are available via CVS here:


If you need to check things into your own repository, or otherwise
change timestamps, then you should to get recent versions of tools
like autoconf, automake, and bison.


[*] There is still at least one GNU web page


that describes the textutils without mentioning that
that package has been superseded by the coreutils.
Unfortunately, I haven't yet found out how to update that page.


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