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coreutils-5.97 released

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: coreutils-5.97 released
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 11:55:51 +0200

This is a stable release.
Two points are worth special mention.

I built it using autoconf tools from cvs of June 23.  Normally, I would
not use development infrastructure to create a stable coreutils release,
but since autoconf-2.60 is so near, and since I did it for 5.96,
too, I think it's a good mix of being worthwhile and not too risky.
It's worthwhile to get more exposure for recent autoconf changes, yet
since autoconf is in prerelease, bugfix-only mode, it is not too risky.

I added chgrp's --preserve-root and --no-preserve-root options.
So now, chgrp supports those options, as it was documented to do,
and just as chmod, chown, and rm do.

Thanks to Paul Eggert and Ralf Wildenhues for their help.
As usual, see the ChangeLog files for full credit.

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.

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

Here are the xdelta-style diffs:   (400KB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

bdec4b75c76ac9bf51b6dd1747d3b06e  coreutils-5.97.tar.gz
1537379b6264a1def443713988a78020  coreutils-5.97.tar.bz2
021276bb1ea47a22ab6e9d4313f011ba  coreutils-5.96-5.97.xdelta
8f570d4c1b2f84925c1559c85e39cefc5d08d29b  coreutils-5.97.tar.gz
6a5cf0b15433569af0de9a7bc3f4ef281d876b31  coreutils-5.97.tar.bz2
cd319e23d46bcbdd803708c2db9aacf283e66949  coreutils-5.96-5.97.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-5.97.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 5.97 (2006-06-24) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  rebuild with better autoconf test for when the lstat replacement
  function is needed -- required for Solaris 9

  cat with any of the options, -A -v -e -E -T, when applied to a
  file in /proc or /sys (linux-specific), would truncate its output,
  usually printing nothing.

** Improved robustness

  dircolors: a new autoconf run-test for AIX's buggy strndup function
  prevents malfunction on that system;  may also affect cut, expand,
  and unexpand.

** New features

  chgrp now supports --preserve-root, --no-preserve-root (default),
  as it was documented to do, and just as chmod, chown, and rm do.

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