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coreutils-6.9.92 released

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: coreutils-6.9.92 released
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 10:14:52 +0100

Coreutils version 6.9.92 has been released.
This is a bug-fix-only release.  I expect the next release
to be coreutils-6.10, with a well-deserved "stable" rating.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release.
For a summary of changes and contributors, see here:;a=shortlog;h=v6.9.92

If you haven't heard about the GNU coreutils, the FAQ is a good
place to start: <>.

Here are the compressed sources:   (8.8MB) (3.6MB)

Here are the xdelta diffs (useful? if so, please tell address@hidden): (220KB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

If you haven't heard about LZMA yet, see <>.
Since the lzma-compressed tarball is 2MB smaller than the .bz2 one,
and since it decompresses twice as fast, I no longer create bzip2-
compressed tarballs.

[*] 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-6.9.92.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 --recv-keys B9AB9A16

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.61a.336-e6742
  Automake 1.10a
  Bison 2.3a
  Gnulib v0.0-182-g0e38bfe

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-6.9.92.tar.gz | tar xf -
   cd coreutils-6.9.92
   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:

* Noteworthy changes in release 6.9.92 (2008-01-12) [beta]

** Bug fixes

  cp --parents no longer uses uninitialized memory when restoring the
  permissions of a just-created destination directory.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-6.9.90]

  tr's case conversion would fail in a locale with differing numbers
  of lower case and upper case characters.  E.g., this would fail:
  env LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-1 tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]'
  [bug introduced in coreutils-6.9.90]

** Improvements

  "touch -d now writable-but-owned-by-someone-else" now succeeds
  whenever that same command would succeed without "-d now".
  Before, it would work fine with no -d option, yet it would
  fail with the ostensibly-equivalent "-d now".

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