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GNU cpio 2.8 released

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: GNU cpio 2.8 released
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 13:03:35 +0300


I am pleased to announce the release of GNU cpio version 2.8.  This is
mainly a bug-fix release.

GNU cpio is available from and
the mirror sites worldwide (see
for the list of those).

For more information on cpio, including links to file downloads,
please see its web page:
and the the project page 

The MD5 checksums of the files are:

0caa356e69e149fb49b76bacc64615a1  cpio-2.8.tar.gz
748117d64e156f79e223cf68904c949c  cpio-2.8.tar.bz2

The list of user-visible changes follows:

* Option --owner can be used in copy-out mode, allowing to uniformly override
ownership of the files being added to the archive.

* Bugfixes:

** Fix handling of symbolic links in copy-out mode.
** Fix setting file permissions in copy-out mode.
** Fix handling of large files.
** Fix CAN-2005-1111


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