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Re: new snapshot available: coreutils-8.31.90-cc4c.tar.xz

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: new snapshot available: coreutils-8.31.90-cc4c.tar.xz
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:16:38 +0100
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Pádraig Brady writes:

Hello Pádraig,

> We plan to release coreutils-8.32 in the coming week
> so any testing you can do on various different systems between now and then
> would be most welcome.

It builds fine, and reproducibly on Guix System (current master;
ba8992d28b1616d05b7cb04ef032944c5d19cd5a); build log attached.

Guix has been disabling tests/misc/

    ;; This test hits the 127 character shebang limit in the build
    ;; environment due to the way "env -S" splits arguments into
    ;; shebangs.  Note that "" works around this
    ;; specific issue, but "" is not adjusted for build
    ;; environments with long prefixes (/tmp/guix-build-...).
    (substitute* "Makefile"
      (("^.*tests/misc/*$") ""))

so I guess this is expected, and that hasn't changed.

Would you be willing to also provide a GZIP compressed version of future
sed releases too? (patch attached).

Since coreutils-8.14 (2011), only XZ tarball releases were provided.
This is not a problem but still unfortunate; it makes 8.13 (2011)
currently the latest version that we can use to build first in our
ongoing efforts to create a full source bootstrap of the GNU (Guix)
System. Only a few GNU packages have this new bootstrap "problem";
I am happy that GNU Sed re-started issuing gzip releases recently

For some background see this blog post, the
next reduction will remove programs like sed from the bootstrap seed.
XZ can only be built after we have a fairly recent GCC and glibc.


>From 21645fc7d6feead2a1712f764b21c4c5f699720a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2020 06:56:42 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] maint: once again distribute .tar.gz files

* Reenable distribution of gzip-compressed tarballs, in
line with the request to do so for sed, from Jan Nieuwenhuizen in
* NEWS (Release): Mention this.
 NEWS         | 4 ++++ | 2 +-
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index 841f3f854..d280ce553 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -93,6 +93,10 @@ GNU coreutils NEWS                                    -*- 
outline -*-
   "ppc-cmm-fs", and "z3fold" file systems.
   stat -f -c%T now reports the file system type, and tail -f uses inotify.
+** Release
+  distribute gzip-compressed tarballs once again
 * Noteworthy changes in release 8.31 (2019-03-10) [stable]
diff --git a/ b/
index e123e981a..9e87f4e48 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ AC_CONFIG_SRCDIR([src/ls.c])
-AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([1.11.2 no-dist-gzip dist-xz color-tests parallel-tests
+AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([1.11.2 dist-xz color-tests parallel-tests
 AM_SILENT_RULES([yes]) # make --enable-silent-rules the default.

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