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Findutils 4.2.6 is released on alpha.gnu.org

From: James Youngman
Subject: Findutils 4.2.6 is released on alpha.gnu.org
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 14:13:24 +0000
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I'm happy to announce the availability of findutils version 4.2.6 at

The findutils 4.2.6 release includes just one significant change - a
bugfix relating to the fact that automount might mount a filesystem as
you chdir() into the directory.  This definitely affects users of
automount on Solaris, and may affect users of similar software on
other versions of Unix.

The NEWS file for this release says :-

* Major changes in release 4.2.6
**  Bug Fixes
*** find now copes rather better when a directory appears to change just as
    it is about to start examining it, which happens with automount.
    This is because automount mounts filesystems as you change
    directory into them.  This should resolve Savannah bugs #3998, #9043.

I'd be very grateful if people suffering from the "[directory-name]
changed during execution of find" error and anybody using automount
could check this.  

As I understand things, the symptom of the error is that "find
/net/blah -name xyzzy -print" will issue an error message and exit
instead of running to completion if /net/blah is an automount mount
point which isn't currently mounted when you run "find".

Also, if anybody is using Ultrix, I'd be grateful for a general update
on how well findutils-4.2.6 works on that platform.   Thanks.

James Youngman

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