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coreutils-5.96 released

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: coreutils-5.96 released
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 13:25:50 +0200

The GNU coreutils package contains the following programs:

  [ basename cat chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp csplit cut date dd
  df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr factor false fmt fold
  ginstall groups head hostid hostname id join kill link ln logname ls
  md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mv nice nl nohup od paste pathchk pinky pr
  printenv printf ptx pwd readlink rm rmdir seq sha1sum shred sleep sort
  split stat stty su sum sync tac tail tee test touch tr true tsort tty
  uname unexpand uniq unlink uptime users vdir wc who whoami yes

The coreutils package replaces/unifies the fileutils, sh-utils, and
textutils packages.

This is a stable release.
In addition to the fixes mentioned in NEWS, below, there are changes
for improved portability, eliminating build/compile failures on the
following systems:

  FreeBSD 5.0
  Mac OS X 10.3.9 with GCC 3

Thanks to Paul Eggert for doing most of the work, this time.

Here are the compressed sources:   (7.6MB)   (4.9MB)

Here are the xdelta-style diffs:   (316KB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

0caa62f7a88f371992bba90503ca2bf7  coreutils-5.96.tar.gz
bf55d069d82128fd754a090ce8b5acff  coreutils-5.96.tar.bz2
69c680859ff59d813e00b51a0e2205da  coreutils-5.95-5.96.xdelta
1501bdebca4759814b21172be06883242cf4b93d  coreutils-5.96.tar.gz
782379daf200427058ca94a408566d600f779823  coreutils-5.96.tar.bz2
f2d750febf389267fba48ff325bc09d4ab09aa2c  coreutils-5.95-5.96.xdelta

[*] You can use either of the above signature files to verify that
the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact.  First,
be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball.
Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify coreutils-5.96.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys D333CBA1

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.


* Major changes in release 5.96 (2006-05-22) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  cp -p would fail in a /proc-less chroot, on some systems

  date: a command like date -d '2006-04-23 21 days ago' would print
  the wrong date in some time zones.  (see the test for an example)

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