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Re: Announcing the release of GNU findutils 4.5.12

From: Kamil Dudka
Subject: Re: Announcing the release of GNU findutils 4.5.12
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:56:02 +0200
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Hi James,

would it be possible to create lightweight git tags for this release, as well 
as the release 4.5.11, in the upstream git repository?  Thanks in advance!


On Sunday, September 22, 2013 22:45:12 James Youngman wrote:
> I am pleased to announce the release of version 4.5.12 of GNU
> findutils.
> GNU findutils is a set of software tools for finding files that match
> certain criteria and for performing various operations on them.
> Findutils includes the programs "find", "xargs" and "locate".  More
> information about findutils is available at
> http://www.gnu.org/software/findutils/.
> This is a "development" release of findutils.  It can be downloaded from
> ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/findutils.  The 4.5.x release series is
> intended to allow people to try out, comment on or contribute to new
> features of findutils.  During the 4.5.x release series some features
> may be introduced and then changed or removed as a result of feedback
> or experience.  In short, please don't rely on backward compatibility
> later in the release series.
> While this is a development release, it is tested before being
> released, principally with the regression test suite (run "make check"
> to use it).  The Savannah website
> (http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=findutils) contains a current
> list of known bugs in findutils (for both the stable and development
> branches).
> Bugs in GNU findutils should be reported to the findutils bug tracker
> at http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=findutils.  Reporting bugs via
> the web interface will ensure that you are automatically informed when
> the bug has been fixed.  General discussion of findutils takes place
> on the bug-findutils mailing list.  To join the 'bug-findutils'
> mailing list, send email to <address@hidden>.
> To verify the GPG signature of the release, you will need the public
> key of the findutils maintainer, James Youngman.  You can download
> this from http://savannah.gnu.org/users/jay.  Please note that the key
> being used is not the same as the key that was used to sign previous
> releases.
> I'd like to thank the following people for their contributions to this
> release:
> Andreas Metzler
> David Gilbert
> Bernhard Voelker
> Kamil Dudka
> Peter Breitenlohner
> Karl Berry
> Paul Eggert
> Benedikt Morbach
> Dmitry V. Levin
> Dan "Jidanni" Jacobson
> * Major changes in release 4.5.12, 2013-09-22
> ** Functional Changes to find
> The GNU extension "find ... -perm /MODE" is no longer disabled when
> the POSIXLY_CORRECT environment variable is set.
> The obsolete GNU extension "find ... -perm +MODE", which was withdrawn
> in release 4.2.21 in 2005 due to compatibility problems, has been
> completely removed.  Use "find ... -perm /MODE" instead.
> ** Documentation Changes
> If you use -type or -xtype with a type letter corresponding to a file
> type which is not supported by the system on which find was compiled,
> find will now give a clearer error message (though the functionality
> is unchanged).  Type letters are affected are D, l and p (for Solaris
> Doors, symbolic links and named pipes respectively).
> The output of xargs --help has been slightly changed for greater
> clarity.
> The documentation for xargs now warns about parallel processes (xargs
> -P) sharing stdout.
> The documentation for find -execdir now describes correctly that the
> command will be executed in the same directory as the file we were
> considering at the time.  The documentation previously (and
> incorrectly) stated that the original working directory of find would
> be used.
> ** Bug Fixes
> Some bugs in 4.5.11 were fixed without adding them to the bug
> database, though they are in the ChangeLog:
> *** Use of [[ ... ]] in find/testsuite/sv-bug-32043.sh
> *** Don't delete header files in "lib/" for "make clean".
> *** xargs: wait for process before prompting in interactive mode (-p)
> These following fixed bugs are recorded at
> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=findutils:
> #40088: potential buffer overflow in -execdir and -okdir
> #39324: exits without error on OOM
> #38583: errno-buffer read failed in xargs_do_exec
> #38474: Unintended (?) behaviour change of -perm +mode predicate
> #36652: Better document that -0/-d turns off the effect of -E.
> #34976: find -execdir leaks file descriptors for the working directory
> --
> James Youngman <address@hidden>
> GNU findutils maintainer

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