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bug#7000: sort GNU coreutils

From: Zoltán Krajcsovics
Subject: bug#7000: sort GNU coreutils
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 20:53:50 +0200

2010/9/8 Sven Joachim <address@hidden>:
> On 2010-09-08 18:24 +0200, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 09/08/2010 07:34 AM, Zoltán Krajcsovics wrote:
>>> coreutils version (from man page):
>>> GNU coreutils
>> That seems like a weird version - normally, the only people that
>> should be running a -dirty version are those actually developing from
>> coreutils.git; but since we have long since moved past 6.9, I'm
>> assuming you got your coreutils pre-built as part of a distro.  Rather
>> than relying on a possibly broken man page, what does 'sort --version'
>> state? At any rate, you may want to report the broken man page to your
>> distro, to get them to fix it to report a saner string.
> He's running coreutils 6.10, I reported the weird version in the
> manpages back in January 2008š.  Probably it's not important enough for
> distros to fix this.
> Sven
> š http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2008-01/msg00219.html

That is right.

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