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new snapshot available: coreutils-7.5.65-61cc6

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: new snapshot available: coreutils-7.5.65-61cc6
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 11:09:21 +0200

There have been disproportionately many bug fixes since coreutils-7.5.
It's an interesting mix of fixes for recent regressions and for a few older 

coreutils snapshot:

There have been many changes in gnulib, too, and this snapshot
includes the very latest.  I expect to release coreutils-7.6 on
Thursday or Friday.

Here's the NEWS I expect to see for coreutils-7.6:

** Bug fixes

  cp, mv now ignore failure to preserve a symlink time stamp, when it is
  due to their running on a kernel older than what was implied by headers
  and libraries tested at configure time.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-7.5]

  cp --reflink --preserve now preserves attributes when cloning a file.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-7.5]

  cp --preserve=xattr no longer leaks resources on each preservation failure.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-7.1]

  dd now exits with non-zero status when it encounters a write error while
  printing a summary to stderr.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-6.11]

  df no longer requires that each command-line argument be readable
  [bug introduced in coreutils-7.3]

  ls -i now prints consistent inode numbers also for mount points.
  This makes ls -i DIR less efficient on systems with dysfunctional readdir,
  because ls must stat every file in order to obtain a guaranteed-valid
  inode number.  [bug introduced in coreutils-6.0]

  tail -f (inotify-enabled) now flushes any initial output before blocking.
  Before, this would print nothing and wait: stdbuf -o 4K tail -f /etc/passwd
  Note that this bug affects tail -f only when its standard output is buffered,
  which is relatively unusual.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-7.5]

  tail -f once again works with standard input.  inotify-enabled tail -f
  would fail when operating on a nameless stdin.  I.e., tail -f < /etc/passwd
  would say "tail: cannot watch `-': No such file or directory", yet the
  relatively baroque tail -f /dev/stdin < /etc/passwd would work.  Now, the
  offending usage causes tail to revert to its conventional sleep-based
  (i.e., not inotify-based) implementation.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-7.5]

** New features

  cp --reflink accepts a new "auto" parameter which falls back to
  a standard copy if creating a copy-on-write clone is not possible.

Changes in coreutils since 7.5

Eric Blake (5):
      dd: detect closed stderr
      build: avoid unused variable warnings on cygwin
      mv, cp: tweak LINK_FOLLOWS_SYMLINKS logic
      ln: add comments related to POSIX 2008
      build: update from gnulib

Jim Meyering (43):
      post-release administrivia
      build: update from gnulib
      build: update from *public* gnulib
      tests: skip (don't fail) a cp test, upon mount-related failure
      cp: ignore obscure failure to preserve symlink time stamps,
      global: convert indentation-TABs to spaces
      maint: teach "make syntax-check" the space-only indentation rule
      doc: HACKING: mention the new space-only indentation policy
      maint: remove Local Variables: indent-tabs-mode: nil from all sources
      maint: ensure we don't embed Emacs indent-tabs-mode setting lines
      tests: tail-2/assert: avoid risk of race condition
      tests: mkdir/selinux: avoid spurious failure on some SELinux systems
      build: stop earlier if touching ChangeLog fails
      build: prefix a few rules with $(AM_V_GEN)
      maint: ignore only man/*.1, not all *.1 files
      tests: cp/reflink-auto guard against a pathological $TMPDIR
      tests: move a coreutils-specific test from maint.mk to Makefile.am
      build: update from gnulib
      tests: other-fs-tmpdir: don't misbehave for quote-unfriendly $TMPDIR
      build: update bootstrap from gnulib
      doc: cp: update note on preserving symlink time stamps
      build: quiet "make check" in src/
      maint: stdbuf: move a declaration; no-semantic-change
      maint: revert my stdbuf change: the result didn't even compile
      ls -i: print consistent inode numbers also for mount points
      maint: mbsalign.c: remove unnecessary assignment
      maint: tail: remove unnecessary initialization
      maint: dd: remove unnecessary initialization
      maint: shred: remove unnecessary initialization
      maint: chown, chgrp, chmod, chcon: remove unnecessary initialization
      maint: du: remove unnecessary initialization
      chcon, chmod, chgrp, chown, du: do not ignore fts_close failure
      build: update from gnulib
      df: don't fail due to an unreadable argument
      build: update gnulib submodule to latest
      tests: ls/stat-vs-dirent: avoid spurious test failure
      maint: remove unused file: lib/fdopendir-glibc.c
      tail: flush initial output before possibly blocking
      tests: ls-misc: don't let a bogus umask cause test failure
      tests: tail-2/flush-initial: correct race avoidance code
      tail -f: handle "-"/stdin once again
      doc: tweak NEWS
      build: update gnulib submodule to latest

Kamil Dudka (1):
      doc: install -C: fix bug in the texi documentation

Mike Frysinger (1):
      build: fix libcap configure flag handling

Ondřej Vašík (1):
      cp: don't leak resources for each xattr preservation failure

Petr Salinger (2):
      tests: fix a tail-2/pid failure on GNU/kFreeBSD
      stty: use TAB0, TAB1, and TAB2 only if defined

Pádraig Brady (12):
      stdbuf: fix a small typo in --help output
      cp --reflink: add an "auto" parameter to fall back to a normal copy
      cp --reflink: preserve attributes on cloned files if asked
      tests: don't misbehave if $TMPDIR contains spaces
      timeout: defensive handling of all wait() errors
      timeout: remove a redundant assignment
      chcon, chmod, chgrp, chown, du: report fts_close failure
      tests: simplify and fix a race in 2 tail --follow tests
      tests: fix a failure when running tail-2/wait as root
      tests: test old tail -f method even on systems with inotify
      maint: remove some tab indentation from copy.c
      doc: make the tail --sleep-interval help less confusing

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