File coreutils.changes of Package coreutils.4414

Mon Nov  6 13:28:22 CET 2017 -

- coreutils-no_stat_for_dummy_fs.patch also contains the fix for 

Mon Oct 23 07:54:49 CEST 2017 -

- Hardcode package name.

Fri Oct 20 15:28:32 CEST 2017 -

- Add coreutils-no_stat_for_dummy_fs.patch so that df -l no longer interacts
  with dummy file system types, so for example no longer hangs with
  problematic nfs mounted via system.automount(5).  [bug introduced in
  df also no longer interacts with excluded file system types, so for example
  specifying -x nfs no longer hangs with problematic nfs mounts.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.21] (bsc#1043059).

Tue Mar 21 12:19:43 CET 2017 -

- Add coreutils-df_hash_in_filter.patch from to
  speed up df significantly (bsc#965780).

Tue Feb  2 10:33:00 CET 2016 -

- Update to 8.25 based on the work of Bernhard Voelker
  (for changes since 8.22 see included NEWS file) (fate#319365).
- coreutils.spec (%description): Add base32, a new utility.
- Remove now-upstream patch:
  * coreutils-tests-avoid-FP-of-ls-stat-free-color.patch

- Refresh/merge all other patches:
  * coreutils-build-timeout-as-pie.patch
  * coreutils-disable_tests.patch
  * coreutils-i18n.patch
  * coreutils-invalid-ids.patch
  * coreutils-misc.patch
  * coreutils-ocfs2_reflinks.patch
  * coreutils-remove_hostname_documentation.patch
  * coreutils-remove_kill_documentation.patch
  * coreutils-skip-gnulib-test-tls.patch
  * coreutils-test_without_valgrind.patch
  * coreutils-tests-shorten-extreme-factor-tests.patch

- Patches removed because the fix is included upstreams
  *  coreutils-df_improve_mount_point_selection_with_inaccurate_mount_list.patch
  *  coreutils-df-doc-df-a-includes-duplicate-file-systems.patch
  *  coreutils-improve_df_--human_and_--si,_help_and_man_page.patch
  *  coreutils-modify_sparse_test.patch
  *  coreutils-df-show-all-remote-file-systems.patch
  *  coreutils-shuf-repeat-avoid-crash-when-input-empty.patch
  *  coreutils-avoid_sizeof_charPP__static_analysis_warning.patch
  *  coreutils-df-total-suppress-separate-remotes.patch
  *  coreutils-ln-avoid-segfault-for-empty-target.patch
  *  coreutils-test-avoid-FP-when-no-ACL-support.patch
  *  coreutils-date-avoid-crash-in-TZ-parsing.patch
  *  coreutils-copy-fix-selinux-existing-dirs.patch
  *  coreutils-fix_handling_of_symlinks_in_mount_list.patch
  *  coreutils-gnulib-tests-ppc64le.patch
  *  coreutils-fix_false_du_failure_on_newer_xfs.patch
  *  coreutils-avoid_an_inconsequential_mem_leak.patch
  *  coreutils-look_for_accessible_mount_points_for_specified_devices.patch
  *  coreutils-doc-adjust-reference-to-info-nodes-in-man-pages.patch
  *  coreutils-avoid_clang_-Wtautological-constant-out-of-range-compare_warning.patch
  *  coreutils-use_all_of_the_last_device_details_provided.patch
  *  coreutils-avoid_compiler_warnings_with_some_assert_implementations.patch
  *  coreutils-tests-avoid-FP-cp-cpuinfo.patch
  *  coreutils-output_placeholder_values_for_inaccessible_mount_points.patch
  *  coreutils-also_deduplicate_virtual_file_systems.patch
  *  coreutils-use_the_last_device_name_provided_by_the_system.patch
  *  coreutils-df-fix-local-hanging-with-inaccessible-remote-mounts.patch
  *  coreutils-ignore_non_file_system_entries_in_proc_mounts.patch
  *  coreutils-report_correct_device_in_presence_of_eclipsed_mounts.patch

Fri Dec 18 12:15:44 CET 2015 -

- Add coreutils-df-fix-local-hanging-with-inaccessible-remote-mounts.patch
  that fixes hanging df when remount mounts are inaccessible (bsc#954222).

Wed Jun  3 10:56:39 UTC 2015 -

- coreutils-doc-adjust-reference-to-info-nodes-in-man-pages.patch:
  add upstream patch:
  doc: adjust reference to info nodes in man pages (boo#933396)
- coreutils-i18n.patch: Use a later version of the previous patch
  to fix the sort I18N issue (boo#928749, CVE-2015-4041) to also
  avoid CVE-2015-4042.

Tue May 12 08:56:13 UTC 2015 -

- Fix memory handling error with case insensitive sort using UTF-8
  (boo#928749): coreutils-i18n.patch
  src/sort.c (keycompare_mb): Ensure the buffer is big enough
  to handle anything output from wctomb().  Theoretically any
  input char could be converted to multiple output chars,
  and so we need to multiply the storage by MB_LEN_MAX.

Mon Mar 16 11:52:08 CET 2015 -

- Add upstream patches for df(1):
  * doc: mention that df -a includes duplicate file systems (deb#737399)
    - coreutils-df-doc-df-a-includes-duplicate-file-systems.patch
  * df: ensure -a shows all remote file system entries (deb#737399)
    - coreutils-df-show-all-remote-file-systems.patch
  * df: only suppress remote mounts of separate exports with --total
    (deb#737399, rh#920806, boo#866010, boo#901905)
    - coreutils-df-total-suppress-separate-remotes.patch
  (bnc#921559, bnc#907290, bnc#930565).

Thu Sep 18 18:04:37 CEST 2014 -

- Add coreutils-df_improve_mount_point_selection_with_inaccurate_mount_list.patch
  which was missed in the last update.
- Add coreutils-modify_sparse_test.patch to fix the test for sparse handling.
- Add coreutils-fix_false_du_failure_on_newer_xfs.patch that fixes a false
  negative in the testsuite.
- Add coreutils-disable_tests.patch to not run a tests that fail inside the OBS.
- Add coreutils-test_without_valgrind.patch to not use valgrind in shuf-reservoir.

Fri Jul 25 23:48:47 CEST 2014 -

- Incorporate 9 bugfixes, one documentation update and two maintenance
  patches that won't harm (bnc#888215) for df(1), See NEWS for specifics:


Tue Mar 18 13:41:14 CET 2014 -

- Apply three patches from openSUSE factory:

   - Add upstream patch (gnu#16855):
     * coreutils-shuf-repeat-avoid-crash-when-input-empty.patch: Add
       patch for shuf: with -r, don't dump core if the input is empty.

   - Add upstream patch (gnu#16872):
     * coreutils-date-avoid-crash-in-TZ-parsing.patch: Add patch for
       date: fix crash or infinite loop when parsing a malformed TZ="".

   - Add upstream patch (gnu#17010):
     * coreutils-ln-avoid-segfault-for-empty-target.patch: Add patch
       to avoid that ln(1) segfaults for an empty, relative target.

Mon Feb 24 14:58:27 CET 2014 -

- Add coreutils-test-avoid-FP-when-no-ACL-support.patch from openSUSE
  factory together with its changelog entry.

Thu Feb 20 18:07:40 CET 2014 -

- Add three patches from SLE11 that aren't upstream:
  coreutils-misc.patch (fixes for tests)
  coreutils-getaddrinfo.patch (fake success as there's no network
                               in the build system)
  coreutils-ocfs2_reflinks.patch (support for reflinks on ocfs2)

Thu Jan  9 01:55:08 UTC 2014 -

- Add upstream patch (coreutils-copy-fix-selinux-existing-dirs.patch):
  cp -a: set the correct SELinux context on already existing
  destination directories (rh#1045122).

- Merge I18n fixes from Fedora (coreutils-i18n.patch):
  * sort: fix sorting by non-first field (rh#1003544)
  * cut: avoid using slower multi-byte code in non-UTF-8 locales
    (rh#1021403, rh#499220).

- Testsuite: skip some tests:
  * coreutils-skip-some-sort-tests-on-ppc.patch: Add patch to
    skip 2 valgrind'ed sort tests on ppc/ppc64.
  * coreutils-skip-gnulib-test-tls.patch: Add patch to skip
    the gnulib test 'test-tls' on i586, x86_64, ppc and ppc64.
  * coreutils-tests-avoid-FP-cp-cpuinfo.patch: Add patch to skip a
    test when cp fails for /proc/cpuinfo which happens on aarch64.
  * coreutils-tests-shorten-extreme-factor-tests.patch: Add patch
    to skip most of the extreme-expensive factor tests.

Sat Jan  4 23:05:46 UTC 2014 -

- Refresh patches to match the new version.

  * coreutils-build-timeout-as-pie.patch: Update line number.
  * coreutils-gnulib-tests-ppc64le.patch: Likewise.
  * coreutils-invalid-ids.patch: Likewise.
  * coreutils-remove_hostname_documentation.patch: Likewise.
  * coreutils-remove_kill_documentation.patch: Likewise.
  * coreutils-sysinfo.patch: Likewise.
  * coreutils-i18n.patch: Likewise.

- Additional changes in coreutils-i18n.patch:
  * Accommodate to upstream changes in cut.c and uniq.c.
  * Fix some compiler warnings.
  * Fix 145-mb test in tests/misc/
  * Skip sort's "2[01]a" test cases for now
    to avoid a test failure on i586/x86_64.
- Remove now-upstream and therefore obsolete patches.

  * Remove, upstream is latest.
  * coreutils-gnulib-tests-fix-nap-race-obs.patch:
      Remove, now upstream.
  * coreutils-gnulib-tests-fix-nap-race.patch: Likewise.
  * longlong-aarch64.patch: Likewise.

- Update to 8.22 (2013-12-13) [stable]

  ** Bug fixes

  df now processes the mount list correctly in the presence of unstatable
  mount points.  Previously it may have failed to output some mount points.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.21]

  df now processes symbolic links and relative paths to special files containing
  a mounted file system correctly.  Previously df displayed the statistics about
  the file system the file is stored on rather than the one inside.
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  df now processes disk device nodes correctly in the presence of bind mounts.
  Now df shows the base mounted file system rather than the last one mounted.
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  install now removes the target file if the strip program failed for any
  reason.  Before, that file was left behind, sometimes even with wrong
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  ln --relative now updates existing symlinks correctly.  Previously it based
  the relative link on the dereferenced path of an existing link.
  [This bug was introduced when --relative was added in coreutils-8.16.]

  ls --recursive will no longer exit with "serious" exit code (2), if there
  is an error reading a directory not specified on the command line.
  [Bug introduced in coreutils-5.3.0]

  mkdir, mkfifo, and mknod now work better when creating a file in a directory
  with a default ACL whose umask disagrees with the process's umask, on a
  system such as GNU/Linux where directory ACL umasks override process umasks.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-6.0]

  mv will now replace empty directories in the destination with directories
  from the source, when copying across file systems.
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  od -wN with N larger than 64K on a system with 32-bit size_t would
  print approximately 2*N bytes of extraneous padding.
  [Bug introduced in coreutils-7.0]

  rm -I now prompts for confirmation before removing a write protected file.
  [Bug introduced in coreutils-6.8]

  shred once again uses direct I/O on systems requiring aligned buffers.
  Also direct I/O failures for odd sized writes at end of file are now handled.
  [The "last write" bug was introduced in coreutils-5.3.0 but masked
   by the alignment bug introduced in coreutils-6.0]

  tail --retry -f now waits for the files specified to appear.  Before, tail
  would immediately exit when such a file is initially inaccessible.
  [This bug was introduced when inotify support was added in coreutils-7.5]

  tail -F has improved handling of symlinks.  Previously tail didn't respond
  to the symlink target (re)appearing after being (re)created.
  [This bug was introduced when inotify support was added in coreutils-7.5]

  ** New features

  cp, install, mkdir, mknod, mkfifo and mv now support "restorecon"
  functionality through the -Z option, to set the SELinux context
  appropriate for the new item location in the file system.

  csplit accepts a new option: --suppressed-matched, to elide the lines
  used to identify the split points.

  df --output now accepts a 'file' field, to propagate a specified
  command line argument through to the output.

  du accepts a new option: --inodes to show the number of inodes instead
  of the blocks used.

  id accepts a new option: --zero (-z) to delimit the output entries by
  a NUL instead of a white space character.

  id and ls with -Z report the SMACK security context where available.
  mkdir, mkfifo and mknod with -Z set the SMACK context where available.

  id can now lookup by user ID, in addition to the existing name lookup.

  join accepts a new option: --zero-terminated (-z). As with the sort,uniq
  option of the same name, this makes join consume and produce NUL-terminated
  lines rather than newline-terminated lines.

  uniq accepts a new option: --group to print all items, while separating
  unique groups with empty lines.

  shred accepts new parameters to the --remove option to give greater
  control over that operation, which can greatly reduce sync overhead.

  shuf accepts a new option: --repeat (-r), which can repeat items in
  the output.

  ** Changes in behavior

  cp --link now dereferences a symbolic link as source before creating the
  hard link in the destination unless the -P,--no-deref option is specified.
  Previously, it would create a hard link of the symbolic link, even when
  the dereferencing options -L or -H were specified.

  cp, install, mkdir, mknod and mkfifo no longer accept an argument to the
  short -Z option.  The --context equivalent still takes an optional argument.

  dd status=none now suppresses all non fatal diagnostic messages,
  not just the transfer counts.

  df no longer accepts the long-obsolescent --megabytes option.

  stdbuf now requires at least one buffering mode option to be specified,
  as per the documented interface.

  ** Improvements

  base64 encoding throughput for bulk data is increased by about 60%.

  md5sum can use libcrypto hash routines where allowed to potentially
  get better performance through using more system specific logic.
  sha1sum for example has improved throughput by 40% on an i3-2310M.
  This also affects sha1sum, sha224sum, sha256sum, sha384sum and sha512sum.

  stat and tail work better with EFIVARFS, EXOFS, F2FS, HOSTFS, SMACKFS, SNFS
  and UBIFS.  stat -f --format=%T now reports the file system type, and tail -f
  now uses inotify for files on all those except SNFS, rather than the default
  (for unknown file system types) of issuing a warning and reverting to polling.

  shuf outputs subsets of large inputs much more efficiently.
  Reservoir sampling is used to limit memory usage based on the number of
  outputs, rather than the number of inputs.

  shred increases the default write block size from 12KiB to 64KiB
  to align with other utilities and reduce the system call overhead.

  split --line-bytes=SIZE, now only allocates memory as needed rather
  than allocating SIZE bytes at program start.

  stty now supports configuring "stick" (mark/space) parity where available.

  ** Build-related

  factor now builds on aarch64 based systems [bug introduced in coreutils-8.20]

Thu Dec 19 23:37:39 UTC 2013 -

- coreutils-gnulib-tests-ppc64le.patch: Fix imported gnulib long double
  math tests for little-endian PowerPC.

Thu Dec 19 22:54:26 UTC 2013 -

- Fix issue with binary input in non-C locale (rh#1036289)
  (coreutils-i18n.patch): Initialize memory for some edge cases
  in the i18n patch for uniq and join.

Wed Dec 11 20:22:47 UTC 2013 -

- Avoid false sort test failure (coreutils-i18n.patch):
  As for the C locale, skip the multi-byte test case

Sat Dec  7 19:15:40 UTC 2013 -

- Require valgrind only when it exists

Sun Dec  1 22:48:48 UTC 2013 -

- Update I18N patch from Fedora:
  * sort: fix multibyte incompabilities (rh#821264)
  * pr -e, with a mix of backspaces and TABs, could corrupt the
    heap in multibyte locales (analyzed by J.Koncicky)
  * path in the testsuite to cover i18n regressions
  * Enable cut and sort-merge perl tests for multibyte as well
- Refresh longlong-aarch64.patch.

Wed Aug  7 08:10:22 UTC 2013 -

- Remove "BuildRequires: help2man" as it is included.

Tue Aug  6 14:02:42 CEST 2013 -

- Remove the the unnecessary povision of itself as rpmbuild takes
  care of that.
- Remove all traces of coreutils-8.9-singlethreaded-sort.patch in
  the spec file.

Tue Jul 23 13:22:21 UTC 2013 -

- Undo the previous change.
  Remove configure options gl_cv_func_printf_directive_n and
  gl_cv_func_printf_infinite_long_double again because of constant
  factory build failures on x86_64 and i586.  The argument for
  adding them was that the fortify checks would be bypassed
  by the gnulib "reimplementation of printf", but that is not
  the case: instead, gnulib just adds some wrapping code to ensure
  a consistent behaviour on all supported platforms.

Mon Jul  8 15:09:22 UTC 2013 -

- Override broken configure checks
- coreutils-gl_printf_safe.patch: remove unused patch

Sun Jun 16 23:59:28 UTC 2013 -

- Explicitly list libattr-devel as BuildRequires
- More robust make install call

Fri Jun  7 14:36:26 UTC 2013 -

- longlong-aarch64.patch: fix build on aarch64

Fri Jun  7 01:50:04 UTC 2013 -

- Remove su(1) and kill(1) - both are provided by util-linux now.
  * su.pamd, su.default, coreutils-su.patch: Remove patch and PAM
    config files related to su(1).
  * coreutils-remove_kill_documentation.patch: Add patch to remove
    kill from the texinfo manual.
  * coreutils.spec: Remove above, su-related patch and sources.
    Remove Requires:pam and BuildRequires:pam-devel.
    Remove Provides:/bin/{su,kill}.
    Remove paragraph mentioning su(1) and kill(1) in %description.
    Remove `moving su trickery` and other left-overs from %install,
    %post and %files.
    Remove %posttrans and %verifyscript sections (as these contained
    su-related stuff).
    Add code to %install to remove kill's program and man page.

Mon May 20 15:38:30 UTC 2013 -

- Try to fix nap() races in gnulib-tests.
  (coreutils-gnulib-tests-fix-nap-race.patch: add upstream patch)
  (coreutils-gnulib-tests-fix-nap-race-obs.patch: add openSUSE patch for OBS)

Wed May 15 11:26:29 UTC 2013 -

- Provides: /bin/{kill,su}
  * for compatibility with programs requiring these (like lsb) until these will
    be provided by util-linux

Thu Apr  4 23:25:17 UTC 2013 -

- Fix source url for coreutils-testsuite.

Thu Mar 21 11:55:13 UTC 2013 -

- Added url as source.
  Please see

Thu Mar 21 11:54:05 UTC 2013 -

- Fix multibyte issue in unexpand (rh#821262)
  (coreutils-i18n.patch: patch by Roman Kollár <>)

- Fix cut to terminate mbdelim string

  Otherwise, cut might do an unbounded strdup of the delimiter string
  in i18n mode (
  (coreutils-i18n.patch, from Mark Wielaard <>)

- Add su(1) again

  Now, su(1) will be provided via a symlink trick
  to the file installed with a ".core" suffix.
  By this, we can upgrade to 8.21 without having to wait
  for a util-linux version providing it.

  * coreutils-su.patch: Add cumulative su patch from previous Base:System
    version 8.17, ported to 8.21 build structure. This supersedes the
    following partial patches:

  * pam, pam-devel: Add as requirements, also during build.
  * coreutils.spec (%description): Clarify that su is included although removed
    (%install): Install su+kill files with suffix ".core".
    (%post): Move setting permissions on su from %posttrans to %install.
    (%posttrans): Create symlinks to files with ".core" suffix unless already

- Install kill(1) with the same symlink trick.

- Remove now-obsolete patches and files:

  * coreutils-8.17.tar.xz:
    Remove sources + translation of previous version

  * coreutils-acl-nofollow.patch:
  * coreutils-basename_documentation.patch:
  * coreutils-cp-corrupt-fragmented-sparse.patch:
  * coreutils-df-always-hide-rootfs.patch:
  * coreutils-skip-du-slink-test.patch:
    Fixed upstream.

  * coreutils-getaddrinfo.patch:
  * coreutils-misc.patch:
  * coreutils-no_silent-rule.patch:
    Remove test and build related patches.

  * coreutils-ptr_int_casts.patch:
    Remove because merged into coreutils-i18n.patch.

- Add files:

  * coreutils-8.21.tar.xz:
    Add tarball of the new upstream version
    Add language file.    

- Update patches:

  * coreutils-i18n.patch
    Merge some Fedora changes to keep the i18n patch like theirs.
    Fix and cleanup sort's multibyte test with incorporated test data.

  * coreutils-remove_hostname_documentation.patch

- Add patch to build 'timeout' as PIE (OBS requires it).
  This patch actually was included in one of the old su patches.

  * new patch name: coreutils-build-timeout-as-pie.patch

- Temporary disable some questionable patches (by commenting in the spec file):

  * coreutils-gl_printf_safe.patch
  * coreutils-8.9-singlethreaded-sort.patch

- Change build / spec file:

  * Bump version from 8.17 to 8.21.
  * Fix macro invocation in "Provides" for stat.
  * Remove ancient "Obsoletes" entries.
  * Remove/add the above removed/added sources and patches.
  * Temporarily comment the code for statically linking LIB_GMP
    (as it does not work).
  * Remove -Wall from CFLAGS as it is already included in OBS' default options.
  * Remove the --without-included-regex option to use
    coreutils' regex implementation.
  * Remove custom gl_cv_func_printf_directive_n and gl_cv_func_isnanl_works.
  * Touch "man/*.x" to force the rebuild of the man pages.
  * Make sort's multi-byte test script executable in %check section.
  * Hardcode package name for "%find_lang" and "%files lang -f" lines.
  * In the %files section, add the COPYING and THANKS files.
    Furthermore, fix the path to the LC_TIME files.
  * Change package description to accomodate to added programs
    (hostid, nproc, realpath, stdbuf, truncate)
    and mention the hacky installation of programs to move (kill, su).

- Update to 8.21 (2013-02-14) [stable]

  ** New programs

  numfmt: reformat numbers

  ** New features

  df now accepts the --output[=FIELD_LIST] option to define the list of columns
  to include in the output, or all available columns if the FIELD_LIST is
  omitted.  Note this enables df to output both block and inode fields together.

  du now accepts the --threshold=SIZE option to restrict the output to entries
  with such a minimum SIZE (or a maximum SIZE if it is negative).
  du recognizes -t SIZE as equivalent, for compatibility with FreeBSD.

  ** Bug fixes

  cp --no-preserve=mode now no longer exits non-zero.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.20]

  cut with a range like "N-" no longer allocates N/8 bytes.  That buffer
  would never be used, and allocation failure could cause cut to fail.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.10]

  cut no longer accepts the invalid range 0-, which made it print empty lines.
  Instead, cut now fails and emits an appropriate diagnostic.
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  cut now handles overlapping to-EOL ranges properly.  Before, it would
  interpret "-b2-,3-" like "-b3-".  Now it's treated like "-b2-".
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  cut no longer prints extraneous delimiters when a to-EOL range subsumes
  another range.  Before, "echo 123|cut --output-delim=: -b2-,3" would print
  "2:3".  Now it prints "23".  [bug introduced in 5.3.0]

  cut -f no longer inspects input line N+1 before fully outputting line N,
  which avoids delayed output for intermittent input.
  [bug introduced in TEXTUTILS-1_8b]

  factor no longer loops infinitely on 32 bit powerpc or sparc systems.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.20]

  install -m M SOURCE DEST no longer has a race condition where DEST's
  permissions are temporarily derived from SOURCE instead of from M.

  pr -n no longer crashes when passed values >= 32.  Also, line numbers are
  consistently padded with spaces, rather than with zeros for certain widths.
  [bug introduced in TEXTUTILS-1_22i]

  seq -w ensures that for numbers input in scientific notation,
  the output numbers are properly aligned and of the correct width.
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  seq -w ensures correct alignment when the step value includes a precision
  while the start value does not, and the number sequence narrows.
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  seq -s no longer prints an erroneous newline after the first number, and
  outputs a newline after the last number rather than a trailing separator.
  Also seq no longer ignores a specified step value when the end value is 1.
  [bugs introduced in coreutils-8.20]

  timeout now ensures that blocking of ALRM signals is not inherited from
  its parent, which would cause timeouts to be ignored.
  [the bug dates back to the initial implementation]

  ** Changes in behavior

  df --total now prints '-' into the target column (mount point) of the
  summary line, accommodating the --output option where the target field
  can be in any column.  If there is no source column, then df prints
  'total' in the target column.

  df now properly outputs file system information with bind mounts present on
  the system by skipping duplicate entries (identified by the device number).
  Consequently, df also elides the early-boot pseudo file system type "rootfs".

  nl no longer supports the --page-increment option, which has been
  deprecated since coreutils-7.5.  Use --line-increment instead.

  ** Improvements

  readlink now supports multiple arguments, and a complementary
  -z, --zero option to delimit output items with the NUL character.

  stat and tail now know about CEPH.  stat -f --format=%T now reports the file
  system type, and tail -f uses polling for files on CEPH file systems.

  stty now supports configuring DTR/DSR hardware flow control where available.

  ** Build-related

  Perl is now more of a prerequisite.  It has long been required in order
  to run (not skip) a significant percentage of the tests.  Now, it is
  also required in order to generate proper man pages, via help2man.  The
  generated man/*.1 man pages are no longer distributed.  Building without
  perl, you would create stub man pages.  Thus, while perl is not an
  official prerequisite (build and "make check" will still succeed), any
  resulting man pages would be inferior.  In addition, this fixes a bug
  in distributed (not from clone) that could cause parallel
  build failure when building from modified sources, as is common practice
  for a patched distribution package.

  factor now builds on x86_64 with x32 ABI, 32 bit MIPS, and all HPPA systems,
  by avoiding incompatible asm.  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.20]

  A root-only test predicate would always fail.  Its job was to determine
  whether our dummy user, $NON_ROOT_USERNAME, was able to run binaries from
  the build directory.  As a result, all dependent tests were always skipped.
  Now, those tests may be run once again.  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.20]

- Update to 8.20 (2012-10-23) [stable]

  ** New features

  dd now accepts 'status=none' to suppress all informational output.

  md5sum now accepts the --tag option to print BSD-style output with GNU
  file name escaping.  This also affects sha1sum, sha224sum, sha256sum,
  sha384sum and sha512sum.

  ** Bug fixes

  cp could read from freed memory and could even make corrupt copies.
  This could happen with a very fragmented and sparse input file,
  on GNU/Linux file systems supporting fiemap extent scanning.
  This bug also affects mv when it resorts to copying, and install.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.11]

  cp --no-preserve=mode now no longer preserves the original file's
  permissions but correctly sets mode specified by 0666 & ~umask

  du no longer emits a "disk-corrupted"-style diagnostic when it detects
  a directory cycle that is due to a bind-mounted directory.  Instead,
  it detects this precise type of cycle, diagnoses it as such and
  eventually exits nonzero.

  factor (when using gmp) would mistakenly declare some composite numbers
  to be prime, e.g., 465658903, 2242724851, 6635692801 and many more.
  The fix makes factor somewhat slower (~25%) for ranges of consecutive
  numbers, and up to 8 times slower for some worst-case individual numbers.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-7.0, with GNU MP support]

  ls now correctly colors dangling symlinks when listing their containing
  directories, with orphaned symlink coloring disabled in LS_COLORS.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.14]

  rm -i -d now prompts the user then removes an empty directory, rather
  than ignoring the -d option and failing with an 'Is a directory' error.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.19, with the addition of --dir (-d)]

  rm -r S/ (where S is a symlink-to-directory) no longer gives the invalid
  "Too many levels of symbolic links" diagnostic.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.6]

  seq now handles arbitrarily long non-negative whole numbers when the
  increment is 1 and when no format-changing option is specified.
  Before, this would infloop:
    b=100000000000000000000; seq $b $b
  [the bug dates back to the initial implementation]

  ** Changes in behavior

  nproc now diagnoses with an error, non option command line parameters.

  ** Improvements

  factor's core has been rewritten for speed and increased range.
  It can now factor numbers up to 2^128, even without GMP support.
  Its speed is from a few times better (for small numbers) to over
  10,000 times better (just below 2^64).  The new code also runs a
  deterministic primality test for each prime factor, not just a
  probabilistic test.

  seq is now up to 70 times faster than it was in coreutils-8.19 and prior,
  but only with non-negative whole numbers, an increment of 1, and no
  format-changing options.

  stat and tail know about ZFS, VZFS and VMHGFS.  stat -f --format=%T now
  reports the file system type, and tail -f now uses inotify for files on
  ZFS and VZFS file systems, rather than the default (for unknown file
  system types) of issuing a warning and reverting to polling.  tail -f
  still uses polling for files on VMHGFS file systems.

  ** Build-related

  root-only tests now check for permissions of our dummy user,
  $NON_ROOT_USERNAME, before trying to run binaries from the build directory.
  Before, we would get hard-to-diagnose reports of failing root-only tests.
  Now, those tests are skipped with a useful diagnostic when the root tests
  are run without following the instructions in README.

  We now build most directories using non-recursive make rules.  I.e.,
  rather than running make in man/, lib/, src/, tests/, instead, the top
  level includes a $dir/ that describes how to build
  the targets in the corresponding directory.  Two directories remain
  unconverted: po/, gnulib-tests/.  One nice side-effect is that the more
  accurate dependencies have eliminated a nagging occasional failure that
  was seen when running parallel "make syntax-check".

- Update to 8.19 (2012-08-20) [stable]

  ** Bug fixes

  df now fails when the list of mounted file systems (/etc/mtab) cannot
  be read, yet the file system type information is needed to process
  certain options like -a, -l, -t and -x.
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  sort -u could fail to output one or more result lines.
  For example, this command would fail to print "1":
  (yes 7 | head -11; echo 1) | sort --p=1 -S32b -u
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.6]

  sort -u could read freed memory.
  For example, this evokes a read from freed memory:
  perl -le 'print "a\n"."0"x900'|valgrind sort --p=1 -S32b -u>/dev/null
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.6]

  ** New features

  rm now accepts the --dir (-d) option which makes it remove empty directories.
  Since removing empty directories is relatively safe, this option can be
  used as a part of the alias rm='rm --dir'.  This improves compatibility
  with Mac OS X and BSD systems which also honor the -d option.

- Update to 8.18 (2012-08-12) [stable]

  ** Bug fixes

  cksum now prints checksums atomically so that concurrent
  processes will not intersperse their output.
  [the bug dates back to the initial implementation]

  date -d "$(printf '\xb0')" would print 00:00:00 with today's date
  rather than diagnosing the invalid input.  Now it reports this:
  date: invalid date '\260'
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  df no longer outputs control characters present in the mount point name.
  Such characters are replaced with '?', so for example, scripts consuming
  lines output by df, can work reliably.
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  df --total now exits with an appropriate diagnostic and error code, when
  file system --type options do not lead to a processed file system.
  [This bug dates back to when --total was added in coreutils-7.0]

  head --lines=-N (-n-N) now resets the read pointer of a seekable input file.
  This means that "head -n-3" no longer consumes all of its input, and lines
  not output by head may be processed by other programs.  For example, this
  command now prints the final line, 2, while before it would print nothing:
    seq 2 > k; (head -n-1 > /dev/null; cat) < k
  [This bug was present in "the beginning".]

  ls --color would mis-color relative-named symlinks in /
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.17]

  split now ensures it doesn't overwrite the input file with generated output.
  [the bug dates back to the initial implementation]

  stat and df now report the correct file system usage,
  in all situations on GNU/Linux, by correctly determining the block size.
  [df bug since coreutils-5.0.91, stat bug since the initial implementation]

  tail -f no longer tries to use inotify on AUFS or PanFS file systems
  [you might say this was introduced in coreutils-7.5, along with inotify
   support, but even now, its magic number isn't in the usual place.]

  ** New features

  stat -f recognizes the new remote file system types: aufs, panfs.

  ** Changes in behavior

  su: this program has been removed.  We stopped installing "su" by
  default with the release of coreutils-6.9.90 on 2007-12-01.  Now,
  that the util-linux package has the union of the Suse and Fedora
  patches as well as enough support to build on the Hurd, we no longer
  have any reason to include it here.

  ** Improvements

  sort avoids redundant processing in the presence of inaccessible inputs,
  or unwritable output.  Sort now diagnoses certain errors at start-up,
  rather than after potentially expensive processing.

  sort now allocates no more than 75% of physical memory by default,
  to better share system resources, and thus operate more efficiently.
  [The default max memory usage changed from 50% to 100% in coreutils-8.16]

Sun Jan 27 08:16:16 UTC 2013 -

- do not require texinfo for building, texlive is a bit too heavy

Sun Jan 20 13:18:28 UTC 2013 -

- Avoid segmentation fault in "join -i" with long line input
  (bnc#798541, VUL-1, CVE-2013-0223)

  * src/join.c: Instead of usig unreliable alloca() stack allocation,
    use heap allocation via xmalloc()+free().
    (coreutils-i18n.patch, from Philipp Thomas <>)

- Avoid segmentation fault in "sort -d" and "sort -M" with long line input
  (bnc#798538, VUL-1, CVE-2013-0221)

  * src/sort.c: Instead of usig unreliable alloca() stack allocation,
    use heap allocation via xmalloc()+free().
    (coreutils-i18n.patch, from Philipp Thomas <>)

- Avoid segmentation fault in "uniq" with long line input
  (bnc#796243, VUL-1, CVE-2013-0222)

  * src/cut.c: Instead of usig unreliable alloca() stack allocation,
    use heap allocation via xmalloc()+free().

- Fix test-suite errors (bnc#798261).

  * tests/cp/fiemap-FMR: Fix path to src directory and declare
    require_valgrind_ function.
  * tests/misc/cut:
    Fix src/cut.c to properly pass output-delimiter tests.
    Synchronize cut.c related part of the i18n patch with Fedora's.
    Merge coreutils-i18n-infloop.patch into coreutils-i18n.patch.
    Merge coreutils-i18n-uninit.patch into coreutils-i18n.patch.
    In tests/misc/cut, do not replace the non-i18n error messages.
  * tests/rm/ext3-perf:
    This test failed due to heavy parallel CPU and/or disk load because it
    is based on timeouts. Do not run the test-suite with 'make -jN.
    (coreutils.spec, coreutils-testsuite.spec)
  * tests/du/slink:
    This test fails on OBS infrastructure and will be removed upstreams
    in coreutils-8.21 anyway. Skip the test until we upgrade.
    Upstream discussion:
  * Further spec changes:
    Run more tests: also run "very expensive" tests; add acl, python-pyinotify,
    strace and valgrind to the build requirements.
    Remove patch5 and patch6 as they are now merged into coreutils-i18n.patch
    (see above).
    (coreutils.spec, coreutils-testsuite.spec)

- Maintenance changes:
  (coreutils.spec, coreutils-testsuite.spec)

  * Add perl and texinfo to the build requirements as they are needed to
    re-generate the man pages and the texinfo documentation.
  * Remove already-active "-Wall" compiler option from CFLAGS variable.
  * Install the compressed test-suite.log into the documentation directory
    of the coreutils-testsuite package (section %check and %files).
  * Properly guard the spec sections for the coreutils and the
    coreutils-testsuite package.
  * Update patches to reflect new line numbers.

Thu Jan 10 21:18:52 CET 2013 -

- Hardcode the name passed to find_lang so that it works for
  coreutils-testsuite too.

Thu Jan 10 11:58:17 CET 2013 -

- Don't call autoreconf on distributions older then 12.0
  because their autoconf is too old, so also patch
  in addition to where needed.

Tue Dec  4 08:16:35 UTC 2012 -

- Update default posix version to 200112 (bnc#783352).
- Add coreutils-df-always-hide-rootfs.patch:
  Hide rootfs in df (df not using yet /proc/self/mountinfo).

Mon Nov 19 13:04:44 UTC 2012 -

- Statically link to gmp otherwise expr depends on gmp and gmp
  configure script depends on expr which creates a build cycle.

Thu Nov  8 13:12:25 CET 2012 -

- Add the missing parts in coreutil.spec so that the testsuite is
  only run when coreutils-testsuite is built. Also add additional
  BuildRequires for the testsuite.

Tue Nov  6 13:23:45 CET 2012 -

- Add script that creates spec and changes for
  coreutils-testsuite from their coreutils counterparts.

Sun Oct 28 20:31:28 UTC 2012 -

- Add upstream patch:

  * cp could read from freed memory and could even make corrupt copies.
    This could happen with a very fragmented and sparse input file,
    on GNU/Linux file systems supporting fiemap extent scanning.
    This bug also affects mv when it resorts to copying, and install.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-8.11] (bnc#788459 gnu#12656)

Fri Sep 21 11:55:12 UTC 2012 -

- fix coreutils-8.9-singlethreaded-sort.patch to
  respect OMP_NUM_THREADS again.

Tue Jun 19 12:37:47 CEST 2012 -

- Update to 8.17:
 ** Bug fixes

  * stat no longer reports a negative file size as a huge positive
    number.  [bug present since 'stat' was introduced in

 ** New features

  * split and truncate now allow any seekable files in situations
    where the file size is needed, instead of insisting on regular

  * fmt now accepts the --goal=WIDTH (-g) option.

  * stat -f recognizes new file system types: bdevfs, inodefs, qnx6

 ** Changes in behavior

  * cp,mv,install,cat,split: now read and write a minimum of 64KiB at
    a time.  This was previously 32KiB and increasing to 64KiB was
    seen to increase throughput by about 10% when reading cached
    files on 64 bit GNU/Linux.

  * cp --attributes-only no longer truncates any existing destination
    file, allowing for more general copying of attributes from one
    file to another.
- Bring german message catalog up-to-date

Tue May 15 22:34:03 UTC 2012 -

- Build factor with gmp support

Mon May  7 14:22:29 CEST 2012 -

- Two new upstream patches:

  * id and groups, when invoked with no user name argument, would
    print the default group ID listed in the password database, and
    sometimes that ID would be neither real nor effective.  For
    example, when run set-GID, or in a session for which the default
    group has just been changed, the new group ID would be listed,
    even though it is not yet effective.

  * 'cp S D' is no longer subject to a race: if an existing D were
    removed between the initial stat and subsequent
    open-without-O_CREAT, cp would fail with a confusing diagnostic
    saying that the destination, D, was not found.  Now, in this
    unusual case, it retries the open (but with O_CREAT), and hence
    usually succeeds.  With NFS attribute caching, the condition was
    particularly easy to trigger, since there, the removal of D could
    precede the initial stat.  [This bug was present in "the
    beginning".] (bnc#760926).

Fri Apr 27 12:38:23 CEST 2012 -

- Make stdbuf binary find by looking in the right
  path (bnc#741241).

Mon Apr 16 13:23:56 CEST 2012 -

- Update to 8.16:

  - Improvements:
  * As a GNU extension, 'chmod', 'mkdir', and 'install' now accept
    operators '-', '+', '=' followed by octal modes;
  * Also, ordinary numeric modes with five or more digits no longer
    preserve setuid and setgid bits, so that 'chmod 00755 FOO' now
    clears FOO's setuid and setgid bits.
  * dd now accepts the count_bytes, skip_bytes iflags and the
    seek_bytes oflag, to more easily allow processing portions of a
  * dd now accepts the conv=sparse flag to attempt to create sparse
    output, by seeking rather than writing to the output file.
  * ln now accepts the --relative option, to generate a relative
    symbolic link to a target, irrespective of how the target is
  * split now accepts an optional "from" argument to
    --numeric-suffixes, which changes the start number from the
    default of 0.
  * split now accepts the --additional-suffix option, to append an
    additional static suffix to output file names.
  * basename now supports the -a and -s options, which allow
    processing of more than one argument at a time.  Also the
    complementary -z option was added to delimit output items with
    the NUL character.
  * dirname now supports more than one argument. Also the complementary
    z option was added to delimit output items with the NUL character.

  - Bug fixes
  * du --one-file-system (-x) would ignore any non-directory
    specified on the command line. For example, "touch f; du -x f"
    would print nothing. [bug introduced in coreutils-8.15]
  * mv now lets you move a symlink onto a same-inode destination
    file that has two or more hard links.
  * "mv A B" could succeed, yet A would remain.
  * realpath no longer mishandles a root directory.

  - Improvements
  * ls can be much more efficient, especially with large directories
    on file systems for which getfilecon-, ACL-check- and XATTR-
    check-induced syscalls fail with ENOTSUP or similar.
 * 'realpath --relative-base=dir' in isolation now implies
    '--relative-to=dir' instead of causing a usage failure.
 * split now supports an unlimited number of split files as default

 For a detaild list se NEWS in the documentation.

- Add up-to-date german translation.

Mon Apr 16 12:00:34 CEST 2012 -

- Add two upstream patches that speed up ls (bnc#752943):
  * Cache (l)getfilecon calls to avoid the vast majority of the failing
    underlying getxattr syscalls.
  * Avoids always-failing queries for whether a file has a nontrivial
    ACL and for whether a file has certain "capabilities".

Fri Mar  9 17:30:19 CET 2012 -

- Update to 8.15:
  ** New programs

    realpath: print resolved file names.

  ** Bug fixes

    du --one-file-system (-x) would ignore any non-directory specified on
    the command line.  For example, "touch f; du -x f" would print nothing.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-8.14]

    du -x no longer counts root directories of other file systems.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-5.1.0]

    ls --color many-entry-directory was uninterruptible for too long
    [bug introduced in coreutils-5.2.1]

    ls's -k option no longer affects how ls -l outputs file sizes.
    It now affects only the per-directory block counts written by -l,
    and the sizes written by -s.  This is for compatibility with BSD
    and with POSIX 2008.  Because -k is no longer equivalent to
    --block-size=1KiB, a new long option --kibibyte stands for -k.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-4.5.4]

    ls -l would leak a little memory (security context string) for each
    nonempty directory listed on the command line, when using SELinux.
    [bug probably introduced in coreutils-6.10 with SELinux support]

    split -n 1/2 FILE no longer fails when operating on a growing file, or
    (on some systems) when operating on a non-regular file like /dev/zero.
    It would report "/dev/zero: No such file or directory" even though
    the file obviously exists.  Same for -n l/2.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-8.8, with the addition of the -n option]

    stat -f now recognizes the FhGFS and PipeFS file system types.

    tac no longer fails to handle two or more non-seekable inputs
    [bug introduced in coreutils-5.3.0]

    tail -f no longer tries to use inotify on GPFS or FhGFS file systems
    [you might say this was introduced in coreutils-7.5, along with inotify
     support, but the new magic numbers weren't in the usual places then.]

  ** Changes in behavior

    df avoids long UUID-including file system names in the default listing.
    With recent enough kernel/tools, these long names would be used, pushing
    second and subsequent columns far to the right.  Now, when a long name
    refers to a symlink, and no file systems are specified, df prints the
    usually-short referent instead.

    tail -f now uses polling (not inotify) when any of its file arguments
    resides on a file system of unknown type.  In addition, for each such
    argument, tail -f prints a warning with the FS type magic number and a
    request to report it to the bug-reporting address.

- Bring german message catalog up to date.
- Include upstream fix for du.
- Include upstream patch fixing basename documentation.

Mon Feb  6 17:18:37 UTC 2012 -

- keep binaries in /usr (UserMerge project)

Mon Dec 19 15:09:12 UTC 2011 -

- Adjust license for coreutils-8.6-honor-settings-in-etc-default-su-resp-etc-login.defs.diff

Fri Dec  2 08:09:09 UTC 2011 -

- license update: GPL-3.0+
  Consolidate to GPL-3.0+ and use SPDX format
  ( More or less compatible to Fedora package
  (who don^t use full SPDX implementation)

Wed Nov 30 09:45:46 UTC 2011 -

- add automake as buildrequire to avoid implicit dependency

Mon Oct 17 15:25:21 CEST 2011 -

- Add upstream patch that fixes three bugs in tac:
  - remove sole use of sprintf in favor of stpcpy
  - don't misbehave with multiple non-seekable inputs
  - don't leak a file descriptor for each non-seekable input                                                                                      

Fri Oct 14 16:51:48 CEST 2011 -

- Uniformly use german quotes not french ones in german messages.

Thu Oct 13 16:07:16 CEST 2011 -

- Update to 8.14. Changes since 8.12:
  Bug fixes:

  - ls --dereference no longer outputs erroneous "argetm" strings for
    dangling symlinks when an 'ln=target' entry is in $LS_COLORS.
    [bug introduced in fileutils-4.0]

  - ls -lL symlink once again properly prints "+" when the referent has
    an ACL.  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.13]

  - sort -g no longer infloops for certain inputs containing NaNs [bug
    introduced in coreutils-8.5]

  - chown and chgrp with the -v --from= options, now output the correct
    owner.  I.E.  for skipped files, the original ownership is output,
    not the new one.  [bug introduced in sh-utils-2.0g]

  - cp -r could mistakenly change the permissions of an existing
    destination directory.  [bug introduced in coreutils-6.8]

  - cp -u -p would fail to preserve one hard link for each up-to-date
    copy of a src-hard-linked name in the destination tree.  I.e., if
    s/a and s/b are hard-linked and dst/s/a is up to date, "cp -up s
    dst" would copy s/b to dst/s/b rather than simply linking dst/s/b
    to dst/s/a.  [This bug appears to have been present in "the

  - fts-using tools (rm, du, chmod, chgrp, chown, chcon) no longer use
    memory proportional to the number of entries in each directory they
    process.  Before, rm -rf 4-million-entry-directory would consume
    about 1GiB of memory.  Now, it uses less than 30MB, no matter how
    many entries there are.  [this bug was inherent in the use of fts:
    thus, for rm the bug was introduced in coreutils-8.0.  The prior
    implementation of rm did not use as much memory.  du, chmod, chgrp
    and chown started using fts in 6.0.  chcon was added in
    coreutils-6.9.91 with fts support.  ]

  - pr -T no longer ignores a specified LAST_PAGE to stop at.  [bug
    introduced in textutils-1.19q]

  - printf '%d' '"' no longer accesses out-of-bounds memory in the
    diagnostic.  [bug introduced in sh-utils-1.16]

  - split --number l/... no longer creates extraneous files in certain
    cases.  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.8]

  - timeout now sends signals to commands that create their own process
    group.  timeout is no longer confused when starting off with a
    child process.  [bugs introduced in coreutils-7.0]

  - unexpand -a now aligns correctly when there are spaces spanning a
    tabstop, followed by a tab.  In that case a space was dropped,
    causing misalignment.  We also now ensure that a space never
    precedes a tab.  [bug introduced in coreutils-5.3.0]
  New features:

  - date now accepts ISO 8601 date-time strings with "T" as the
    separator.  It has long parsed dates like "2004-02-29 16:21:42"
    with a space between the date and time strings.  Now it also parses
    "2004-02-29T16:21:42" and fractional-second and time-zone-annotated
    variants like "2004-02-29T16:21:42.333-07:00"
  - md5sum accepts the new --strict option.  With --check, it makes the
    tool exit non-zero for any invalid input line, rather than just warning.
    This also affects sha1sum, sha224sum, sha384sum and sha512sum.

  - split accepts a new --filter=CMD option.  With it, split filters
    output through CMD.  CMD may use the $FILE environment variable,
    which is set to the nominal output file name for each invocation of
    CMD.  For example, to split a file into 3 approximately equal
    parts, which are then compressed:

    split -n3 --filter='xz > $FILE.xz' big

    Note the use of single quotes, not double quotes.  That creates
    files named xaa.xz, xab.xz and xac.xz.

  - timeout accepts a new --foreground option, to support commands not
    started directly from a shell prompt, where the command is
    interactive or needs to receive signals initiated from the


  - md5sum --check now supports the -r format from the corresponding
    BSD tool.  This also affects sha1sum, sha224sum, sha384sum and

  - pwd now works also on systems without openat.  On such systems, pwd
    would fail when run from a directory whose absolute name contained
    more than PATH_MAX / 3 components.  The df, stat and readlink
    programs are also affected due to their use of the canonicalize_*

  - join --check-order now prints "join: FILE:LINE_NUMBER: bad_line"
    for an unsorted input, rather than e.g., "join: file 1 is not in
    sorted order".

  - shuf outputs small subsets of large permutations much more
    efficiently.  For example `shuf -i1-$((2**32-1)) -n2` no longer
    exhausts memory.

  - stat -f now recognizes the GPFS, MQUEUE and PSTOREFS file system

  - timeout now supports sub-second timeouts.

  Changes in behavior:

  - chmod, chown and chgrp now output the original attributes in
    messages, when -v or -c specified.

  - cp -au (where --preserve=links is implicit) may now replace newer
    files in the destination, to mirror hard links from the source.

Sat Sep 17 23:29:33 UTC 2011 -

- Remove redundant tags/sections from specfile

Tue Aug  2 00:26:05 UTC 2011 -

- file-has-acl: use acl_extended_file_nofollow if available to
  avoid triggering unwanted AutoFS mounts (bnc#701659).

Tue May  3 16:42:41 CEST 2011 -

- Remove services.

Tue May  3 14:28:01 CEST 2011 -

- delete coreutils-testsuite.spec 

Thu Apr 28 15:35:59 CEST 2011 -

- Update to 8.12:
  * Bug fixes

    tail's --follow=name option no longer implies --retry on systems
    with inotify support.  [bug introduced in coreutils-7.5]

  * Changes in behavior

    cp's extent-based (FIEMAP) copying code is more reliable in the face
    of varying and undocumented file system semantics:
    - it no longer treats unwritten extents specially
    - a FIEMAP-based extent copy always uses the FIEMAP_FLAG_SYNC flag.
        Before, it would incur the performance penalty of that sync only
        for 2.6.38 and older kernels.  We thought all problems would be
        resolved for 2.6.39.
    - it now attempts a FIEMAP copy only on a file that appears sparse.
        Sparse files are relatively unusual, and the copying code incurs
        the performance penalty of the now-mandatory sync only for them.
- Add complete german meesage catalogue.

Thu Apr 14 14:46:41 CEST 2011 -

- Update to 8.11:

  * Bug fixes

    cp -a --link would not create a hardlink to a symlink, instead
    copying the symlink and then not preserving its timestamp.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-8.0]

    cp now avoids FIEMAP issues with BTRFS before Linux 2.6.38,
    which could result in corrupt copies of sparse files.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-8.10]

    cut could segfault when invoked with a user-specified output
    delimiter and an unbounded range like "-f1234567890-".
    [bug introduced in coreutils-5.3.0]

    du would infloop when given --files0-from=DIR
    [bug introduced in coreutils-7.1]

    sort no longer spawns 7 worker threads to sort 16 lines
    [bug introduced in coreutils-8.6]

    touch built on Solaris 9 would segfault when run on Solaris 10
    [bug introduced in coreutils-8.8]

    wc would dereference a NULL pointer upon an early out-of-memory error
    [bug introduced in coreutils-7.1]

    ** New features

    dd now accepts the 'nocache' flag to the iflag and oflag options,
    which will discard any cache associated with the files, or
    processed portion thereof.

    dd now warns that 'iflag=fullblock' should be used,
    in various cases where partial reads can cause issues.

    ** Changes in behavior

    cp now avoids syncing files when possible, when doing a FIEMAP copy.
    The sync is only needed on Linux kernels before 2.6.39.
    [The sync was introduced in coreutils-8.10]

    cp now copies empty extents efficiently, when doing a FIEMAP copy.
    It no longer reads the zero bytes from the input, and also can 
    efficiently create a hole in the output file when --sparse=always
    is specified.

    df now aligns columns consistently, and no longer wraps entries
    with longer device identifiers, over two lines.

    install now rejects its long-deprecated --preserve_context option.
    Use --preserve-context instead.

    test now accepts "==" as a synonym for "="

Tue Apr  5 15:13:42 CEST 2011 -

- Adapt coreutils-testsuite.spec to changes in patches.

Tue Apr  5 11:40:19 CEST 2011 -

- Remove unneeded split_suffix patch.

Mon Apr  4 16:13:04 CEST 2011 -

- Remove the last patch as it isn't needed. It was an old patch
  that removed the documentation for both hostname and hostid.
  I've modified that to only remove the hostname documentation.

Fri Apr  1 15:34:49 CEST 2011 -

- Readd documentation of hostname and hostid to texinfo
- Remove obsolete and unused german translation.

Thu Feb 10 14:35:49 CET 2011 -

- Update to 8.10:
  * Bug fixes

    - du would abort with a failed assertion when two conditions are
      met: part of the hierarchy being traversed is moved to a higher
      level in the directory tree, and there is at least one more
      command line directory argument following the one containing
      the moved sub-tree.  [bug introduced in coreutils-5.1.0]

    - join --header now skips the ordering check for the first line
      even if the other file is empty.  [bug introduced in

    - rm -f no longer fails for EINVAL or EILSEQ on file systems that
      reject file names invalid for that file system.

    - uniq -f NUM no longer tries to process fields after end of
      line.  [bug introduced in coreutils-7.0]

  * New features

    - cp now copies sparse files efficiently on file systems with
      FIEMAP support (ext4, btrfs, xfs, ocfs2).  Before, it had to
      read 2^20 bytes when copying a 1MiB sparse file.  Now, it
      copies bytes only for the non-sparse sections of a file. 
      Similarly, to induce a hole in the output file, it had to
      detect a long sequence of zero bytes.  Now, it knows precisely
      where each hole in an input file is, and can reproduce them
      efficiently in the output file.  mv also benefits when it
      resorts to copying, e.g., between file systems.

    - join now supports -o 'auto' which will automatically infer the
      output format from the first line in each file, to ensure the
      same number of fields are output for each line.

  * Changes in behavior

    - join no longer reports disorder when one of the files is empty. 
      This allows one to use join as a field extractor like:
      join -a1 -o 1.3,1.1 - /dev/null

- Add upstream patch that fixes a segfault in cut.
- Add upstream patch to fix sparse fiemap tests.
- Fix i18n patch for join.

Fri Jan 14 14:13:28 CET 2011 -

- sort threading still broken, it deadlocks occasionally; set
  default number of threads to 1 as a workaround

Wed Jan  5 14:25:16 CET 2011 -

- Update to 8.9:
  Bug fixes

  split no longer creates files with a suffix length that
  is dependent on the number of bytes or lines per file.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.8]

Mon Jan  3 19:32:57 CET 2011 -

- Update to 8.8. Changes since 8.6:

  Bug fixes:

  cp -u no longer does unnecessary copying merely because the source
  has finer-grained time stamps than the destination.

  od now prints floating-point numbers without losing information, and
  it no longer omits spaces between floating-point columns in some cases.

  sort -u with at least two threads could attempt to read through a
  corrupted pointer. [bug introduced in coreutils-8.6]

  sort with at least two threads and with blocked output would busy-loop
  (spinlock) all threads, often using 100% of available CPU cycles to
  do no work.  I.e., "sort < big-file | less" could waste a lot of power.
  [bug introduced in coreutils-8.6]

  sort with at least two threads no longer segfaults due to use of pointers
  into the stack of an expired thread. [bug introduced in coreutils-8.6]

  sort --compress no longer mishandles subprocesses' exit statuses,
  no longer hangs indefinitely due to a bug in waiting for subprocesses,
  and no longer generates many more than NMERGE subprocesses.

  sort -m -o f f ... f no longer dumps core when file descriptors are limited.

  csplit no longer corrupts heap when writing more than 999 files,
  nor does it leak memory for every chunk of input processed
  [the bugs were present in the initial implementation]

  tail -F once again notices changes in a currently unavailable
  remote directory [bug introduced in coreutils-7.5]

  Changes in behavior:

  sort will not create more than 8 threads by default due to diminishing
  performance gains.  Also the --parallel option is no longer restricted
  to the number of available processors.

  cp --attributes-only now completely overrides --reflink.
  Previously a reflink was needlessly attempted.

  stat's %X, %Y, and %Z directives once again print only the integer
  part of seconds since the epoch.  This reverts a change from
  coreutils-8.6, that was deemed unnecessarily disruptive.
  To obtain a nanosecond-precision time stamp for %X use %.X;
  if you want (say) just 3 fractional digits, use %.3X.
  Likewise for %Y and %Z.

  stat's new %W format directive would print floating point seconds.
  However, with the above change to %X, %Y and %Z, we've made %W work
  the same way as the others.

  New features:

  split accepts the --number option to generate a specific number of files.

- Add a complete german translation.
- Add upstreams patch for suffix calculation in split.

Wed Dec 22 15:53:13 UTC 2010 -

- Use software services.
- Remove coreutils tarball.
- Don't use version specific patches as it breaks automatic

Wed Nov 17 08:33:10 UTC 2010 -

- remove the prerequire on permissions - this will create a bad
  cycle, coreutils is just too core

Tue Nov 16 10:50:04 UTC 2010 -

- split pam patch into separate independent files so the main
  feature can be shared with other distros
- don't hard require coreutils-lang

Thu Nov 11 16:33:50 CET 2010 -

- Update to 8.6:
  o bugfixes
  * du no longer multiply counts a file that is a directory or whose
    link count is 1.
  * du -H and -L now consistently count pointed-to files instead of
    symbolic links, and correctly diagnose dangling symlinks.
  * du --ignore=D now ignores directory D even when that directory is
    found to be part of a directory cycle.
  * split now diagnoses read errors rather than silently exiting.
  * tac would perform a double-free when given an input line longer
    than 16KiB.
  * tail -F once again notices changes in a currently unavailable
    directory, and works around a Linux kernel bug where inotify runs
    out of resources.
  * tr now consistently handles case conversion character classes.

  o New features
  * cp now accepts the --attributes-only option to not copy file data.
  * du recognizes -d N as equivalent to --max-depth=N
  * sort now accepts the --debug option, to highlight the part of the
    line significant in the sort, and warns about questionable options.
  * sort now supports -d, -f, -i, -R, and -V in any combination.
  * stat now accepts the %m format directive to output the mount point
    for a file.  It also accepts the %w and %W format directives for
    outputting the birth time of a file, if one is available.

  o Changes in behavior
  * df now consistently prints the device name for a bind mounted file,
    rather than its aliased target.
  * du now uses less than half as much memory when operating on trees
    with many hard-linked files.
  * ls -l now uses the traditional three field time style rather than
    the wider two field numeric ISO style in locales where a style has
    not been specified.
  * rm's -d now evokes an error;  before, it was silently ignored.
  * sort -g now uses long doubles for greater range and precision.
  * sort -h no longer rejects numbers with leading or trailing ".", and
    no longer accepts numbers with multiple ".".  It now considers all
    zeros to be equal.
  * sort now uses the number of available processors to parallelize
    the sorting operation.
  * stat now provides translated output when no format is specified.
  * stat no longer accepts the --context (-Z) option.
  * stat no longer accepts the %C directive when the --file-system
    option is in effect.
  * stat now outputs the full sub-second resolution for the atime,
    mtime, and ctime values since the Epoch, when using the %X, %Y, and
    %Z directives of the --format option.
  * touch's --file option is no longer recognized.  Use --reference=F
    (-r) instead.
  * truncate now supports setting file sizes relative to a reference
    file. Also errors are no longer suppressed for unsupported file
    types, and relative sizes are restricted to supported file types.

  See NEWS in the package documentation for more verbose description.
- Add a man page for [ (a link to test1).
- Fix assignment of a char to a char * in join.c
- Add permissions verifying for su.
- Use RELRO for su.

Tue Aug 31 09:36:00 UTC 2010 -

- Recommend instead of require lang package since it's not mandatory.

Thu Jul  1 21:23:40 UTC 2010 -

- Use %_smp_mflags

Tue Jun 29 20:18:04 CEST 2010 -

- Fix 'sort -V' not working because the i18n (mb handling) patch 
  wasn't updated to handle the new option (bnc#615073).

Mon Jun 28 12:52:15 CEST 2010 -

- Fix typo in spec file (% missing from version).

Fri Jun 18 11:57:47 CEST 2010 -

- Last part of fix for [bnc#533249]: Don't run account part of
  PAM stack for su as root. Requires pam > 1.1.1.

Fri May  7 15:44:53 UTC 2010 -

- Update to 8.5:
  Bug fixes
  * cp and mv once again support preserving extended attributes.
  * cp now preserves "capabilities" when also preserving file ownership.7
  * ls --color once again honors the 'NORMAL' dircolors directive.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-6.11]
  * sort -M now handles abbreviated months that are aligned using
    blanks in the locale database.  Also locales with 8 bit characters
    are handled correctly, including multi byte locales with the caveat
    that multi byte characters are matched case sensitively.
  * sort again handles obsolescent key formats (+POS -POS) correctly. 
    Previously if -POS was specified, 1 field too many was used in the
    sort. [bug introduced in coreutils-7.2]

  New features

  * join now accepts the --header option, to treat the first line of
    each file as a header line to be joined and printed

  * timeout now accepts the --kill-after option which sends a kill
    signal to the monitored command if it's still running the specified
    duration after the initial signal was sent.

  * who: the "+/-" --mesg (-T) indicator of whether a user/tty is
    accepting messages could be incorrectly listed as "+", when in
    fact, the user was not accepting messages (mesg no).  Before, who
    would examine only the permission bits, and not consider the group
    of the TTY device file.  Thus, if a login tty's group would change
    somehow e.g., to "root", that would make it unwritable (via
    write(1)) by normal users, in spite of whatever the permission bits
    might imply.  Now, when configured using the
    --with-tty-group[=NAME] option, who also compares the group of the
    TTY device with NAME (or "tty" if no group name is specified).

  Changes in behavior

  * ls --color no longer emits the final 3-byte color-resetting escape
    sequence when it would be a no-op.

  * join -t '' no longer emits an error and instead operates on each
    line as a whole (even if they contain NUL characters).

  For other changes since 7.1 see NEWS.
- Split-up coreutils-%%{version}.diff as far as possible.
- Prefix all patches with coreutils-.
- All patches have the .patch suffix.
- Use the i18n patch from Archlinux as it fixes at least one test
  suite failure.

Tue May  4 17:13:37 UTC 2010 -

- Fix security bug in distcheck (bnc#564373).
- refresh patches to apply cleanly.

Tue Mar  2 09:54:10 UTC 2010 -

- enable hostid (bnc#584562)

Sat Dec 12 18:46:28 CET 2009 -

- add baselibs.conf as a source

Mon Mar 23 15:34:29 CET 2009 -

- Add .ogv to dircolors (bnc#487561).

Sun Feb 22 10:49:52 CET 2009 -

- Update to coreutils 7.1.
  ** New features
    Add extended attribute support available on certain filesystems like ext2
    and XFS.
      cp: Tries to copy xattrs when --preserve=xattr or --preserve=all specified
      mv: Always tries to copy xattrs
      install: Never copies xattrs
    cp and mv accept a new option, --no-clobber (-n): silently refrain
    from overwriting any existing destination file
    dd accepts iflag=cio and oflag=cio to open the file in CIO (concurrent I/O)
    mode where this feature is available.
    install accepts a new option, --compare (-C): compare each pair of source
    and destination files, and if the destination has identical content and
    any specified owner, group, permissions, and possibly SELinux context, then
    do not modify the destination at all.
    ls --color now highlights hard linked files, too
    stat -f recognizes the Lustre file system type
  ** Bug fixes
    chgrp, chmod, chown --silent (--quiet, -f) no longer print some diagnostics
    [bug introduced in coreutils-5.1]
    cp uses much less memory in some situations
    cp -a now correctly tries to preserve SELinux context (announced in 6.9.90),
    doesn't inform about failure, unlike with --preserve=all
    du --files0-from=FILE no longer reads all of FILE into RAM before
    processing the first file name
    seq 9223372036854775807 9223372036854775808 now prints only two numbers
    on systems with extended long double support and good library support.
    Even with this patch, on some systems, it still produces invalid output,
    from 3 to at least 1026 lines long. [bug introduced in coreutils-6.11]
    seq -w now accounts for a decimal point added to the last number
    to correctly print all numbers to the same width.
    wc --files0-from=FILE no longer reads all of FILE into RAM, before
    processing the first file name, unless the list of names is known
    to be small enough.
  ** Changes in behavior
    cp and mv: the --reply={yes,no,query} option has been removed.
    Using it has elicited a warning for the last three years.
    dd: user specified offsets that are too big are handled better.
    Previously, erroneous parameters to skip and seek could result
    in redundant reading of the file with no warnings or errors.
    du: -H (initially equivalent to --si) is now equivalent to
    --dereference-args, and thus works as POSIX requires
    shred: now does 3 overwrite passes by default rather than 25.
    ls -l now marks SELinux-only files with the less obtrusive '.',
    rather than '+'.  A file with any other combination of MAC and ACL
    is still marked with a '+'.

Wed Nov 19 12:42:10 CET 2008 -

- Enable stat(1) to detect (k)AFS and CIFS network file systems

Tue Nov 18 16:48:05 CET 2008 -

- Move stat to /bin.

Tue Oct 21 11:31:35 CEST 2008 -

- Fix pam cleanup.

Thu Sep 18 16:38:01 CEST 2008 -

- Move readlink and md5sum to /bin.

Wed Aug 20 15:40:47 CEST 2008 -

- Add libselinux-devel to BuildRequires.

Tue Jun 24 15:57:01 CEST 2008 -

- Fix sort field limit in multibyte case.

Wed Jun  4 14:10:05 CEST 2008 -

- Update to coreutils 6.12.
  ** Bug fixes
    chcon, runcon: --help output now includes the bug-reporting address
    cp -p copies permissions more portably.  For example, on MacOS X 10.5,
    "cp -p some-fifo some-file" no longer fails while trying to copy the
    permissions from the some-fifo argument.
    id with no options now prints the SELinux context only when invoked
    with no USERNAME argument.
    id and groups once again print the AFS-specific nameless group-ID (PAG).
    Printing of such large-numbered, kernel-only (not in /etc/group) group-IDs
    was suppressed in 6.11 due to ignorance that they are useful.
    uniq: avoid subtle field-skipping malfunction due to isblank misuse.
    In some locales on some systems, isblank(240) (aka &nbsp) is nonzero.
    On such systems, uniq --skip-fields=N would fail to skip the proper
    number of fields for some inputs.
    tac: avoid segfault with --regex (-r) and multiple files, e.g.,
    "echo > x; tac -r x x".  [bug present at least in textutils-1.8b, from 1992]
  ** Changes in behavior
    install once again sets SELinux context, when possible
    [it was deliberately disabled in 6.9.90]

Sun Apr 20 00:19:07 CEST 2008 -

- Update to coreutils 6.11.
  ** Bug fixes
    configure --enable-no-install-program=groups now works.
    "cp -fR fifo E" now succeeds with an existing E.  Before this fix, using
    -fR to copy a fifo or "special" file onto an existing file would fail
    with EEXIST.  Now, it once again unlinks the destination before trying
    to create the destination file.  [bug introduced in coreutils-5.90]
    dd once again works with unnecessary options like if=/dev/stdin and
    of=/dev/stdout.  [bug introduced in fileutils-4.0h]
    id now uses getgrouplist, when possible.  This results in
    much better performance when there are many users and/or groups.
    ls no longer segfaults on files in /proc when linked with an older version
    of libselinux.  E.g., ls -l /proc/sys would dereference a NULL pointer.
    md5sum would segfault for invalid BSD-style input, e.g.,
    echo 'MD5 (' | md5sum -c -  Now, md5sum ignores that line.
    sha1sum, sha224sum, sha384sum, and sha512sum are affected, too.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-5.1.0]
    md5sum -c would accept a NUL-containing checksum string like "abcd\0..."
    and would unnecessarily read and compute the checksum of the named file,
    and then compare that checksum to the invalid one: guaranteed to fail.
    Now, it recognizes that the line is not valid and skips it.
    sha1sum, sha224sum, sha384sum, and sha512sum are affected, too.
    [bug present in the original version, in coreutils-4.5.1, 1995]
    "mkdir -Z x dir" no longer segfaults when diagnosing invalid context "x"
    mkfifo and mknod would fail similarly.  Now they're fixed.
    mv would mistakenly unlink a destination file before calling rename,
    when the destination had two or more hard links.  It no longer does that.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-5.3.0]
    "paste -d'\' file" no longer overruns memory (heap since coreutils-5.1.2,
    stack before then) [bug present in the original version, in 1992]
    "pr -e" with a mix of backspaces and TABs no longer corrupts the heap
    [bug present in the original version, in 1992]
    "ptx -F'\' long-file-name" would overrun a malloc'd buffer and corrupt
    the heap.  That was triggered by a lone backslash (or odd number of them)
    at the end of the option argument to --flag-truncation=STRING (-F),
    --word-regexp=REGEXP (-W), or --sentence-regexp=REGEXP (-S).
    "rm -r DIR" would mistakenly declare to be "write protected" -- and
    prompt about -- full DIR-relative names longer than MIN (PATH_MAX, 8192).
    "rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty" detects and ignores the failure
    in more cases when a directory is empty.
    "seq -f % 1" would issue the erroneous diagnostic "seq: memory exhausted"
    rather than reporting the invalid string format.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-6.0]
  ** New features
    join now verifies that the inputs are in sorted order.  This check can
    be turned off with the --nocheck-order option.
    sort accepts the new option --sort=WORD, where WORD can be one of
    general-numeric, month, numeric or random.  These are equivalent to the
    options --general-numeric-sort/-g, --month-sort/-M, --numeric-sort/-n
    and --random-sort/-R, resp.
  ** Improvements
    id and groups work around an AFS-related bug whereby those programs
    would print an invalid group number, when given no user-name argument.
    ls --color no longer outputs unnecessary escape sequences
    seq gives better diagnostics for invalid formats.
  ** Portability
    rm now works properly even on systems like BeOS and Haiku,
    which have negative errno values.
  ** Consistency
    install, mkdir, rmdir and split now write --verbose output to stdout,
    not to stderr.

Fri Apr 11 11:42:57 CEST 2008 -

- Work around a recent glibc/getopt.c diagnostic change.
- Fix frexpl test.

Thu Apr 10 12:54:45 CEST 2008 -

- added baselibs.conf file to build xxbit packages
  for multilib support

Mon Feb 18 18:19:19 CET 2008 -

- split off -lang subpackage to reduce one CD media size

Mon Feb  4 12:33:30 CET 2008 -

- sux is deprecated since 3 years, let's finaly remove symlink.

Tue Jan 22 23:03:33 CET 2008 -

- Update to coreutils 6.10.
  ** Bug fixes
    Fix a non-portable use of sed in
    [bug introduced in coreutils-6.9.92]

Sun Jan 13 12:59:37 CET 2008 -

- Reapply dropped patch:
  adjust test-getaddrinfo to not fail w/o network connection

Sat Jan 12 19:08:54 CET 2008 -

- Update to coreutils 6.9.92.
  ** Bug fixes
    cp --parents no longer uses uninitialized memory when restoring the
    permissions of a just-created destination directory.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-6.9.90]
    tr's case conversion would fail in a locale with differing numbers
    of lower case and upper case characters.  E.g., this would fail:
    env LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-1 tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]'
    [bug introduced in coreutils-6.9.90]
  ** Improvements
    "touch -d now writable-but-owned-by-someone-else" now succeeds
    whenever that same command would succeed without "-d now".
    Before, it would work fine with no -d option, yet it would
    fail with the ostensibly-equivalent "-d now".

Mon Jan  7 16:14:51 CET 2008 -

- Update to coreutils 6.9.91.
  ** Bug fixes
    "ls -l" would not output "+" on SELinux hosts unless -Z was also given.
    "rm" would fail to unlink a non-directory when run in an environment
    in which the user running rm is capable of unlinking a directory.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-6.9]

Mon Jan  7 11:12:01 CET 2008 -

- fix a cp bug with -p --parents

Wed Dec 12 11:27:08 CET 2007 -

- adjust test-getaddrinfo to not fail w/o network connection

Mon Dec 10 17:50:07 CET 2007 -

- change source archive compression back to .bz2 to avoid another
  dependency in the lowest basesystem

Mon Dec  3 10:44:24 CET 2007 -

- Update to coreutils-6.9.90.
  ** New programs
    arch: equivalent to uname -m, not installed by default
    But don't install this program on Solaris systems.
    chcon: change the SELinux security context of a file
    mktemp: create a temporary file or directory (or names)
    runcon: run a program in a different SELinux security context
  ** Programs no longer installed by default
    hostname, su
  ** Changes in behavior
    cp, by default, refuses to copy through a dangling destination symlink
    Set POSIXLY_CORRECT if you require the old, risk-prone behavior.
    pr -F no longer suppresses the footer or the first two blank lines in
    the header.  This is for compatibility with BSD and POSIX.
    tr now warns about an unescaped backslash at end of string.
    The tr from coreutils-5.2.1 and earlier would fail for such usage,
    and Solaris' tr ignores that final byte.
  ** New features
    Add SELinux support, based on the patch from Fedora:
    * cp accepts new --preserve=context option.
    * "cp -a" works with SELinux:
    Now, cp -a attempts to preserve context, but failure to do so does
    not change cp's exit status.  However "cp --preserve=context" is
    similar, but failure *does* cause cp to exit with nonzero status.
    * install accepts new "-Z, --context=C" option.
    * id accepts new "-Z" option.
    * stat honors the new %C format directive: SELinux security context string
    * ls accepts a slightly modified -Z option.
    * ls: contrary to Fedora version, does not accept --lcontext and --scontext
    cp -p tries to preserve the GID of a file even if preserving the UID
    is not possible.
    uniq accepts a new option: --zero-terminated (-z).  As with the sort
    option of the same name, this makes uniq consume and produce
    NUL-terminated lines rather than newline-terminated lines.
    wc no longer warns about character decoding errors in multibyte locales.
    This means for example that "wc /bin/sh" now produces normal output
    (though the word count will have no real meaning) rather than many
    error messages.
  ** New build options
    By default, "make install" no longer attempts to install (or even build) su.
    To change that, use ./configure --enable-install-program=su.
    If you also want to install the new "arch" program, do this:
    ./configure --enable-install-program=arch,su.
    You can inhibit the compilation and installation of selected programs
    at configure time.  For example, to avoid installing "hostname" and
    "uptime", use ./configure --enable-no-install-program=hostname,uptime
    Note: currently, "make check" passes, even when arch and su are not
    built (that's the new default).  However, if you inhibit the building
    and installation of other programs, don't be surprised if some parts
    of "make check" fail.
  ** Remove deprecated options
    df no longer accepts the --kilobytes option.
    du no longer accepts the --kilobytes or --megabytes options.
    ls no longer accepts the --kilobytes option.
    ptx longer accepts the --copyright option.
    who no longer accepts -i or --idle.
  ** Improved robustness
    ln -f can no longer silently clobber a just-created hard link.
    In some cases, ln could be seen as being responsible for data loss.
    For example, given directories a, b, c, and files a/f and b/f, we
    should be able to do this safely: ln -f a/f b/f c && rm -f a/f b/f
    However, before this change, ln would succeed, and thus cause the
    loss of the contents of a/f.
    stty no longer silently accepts certain invalid hex values
    in its 35-colon commmand-line argument
  ** Bug fixes
    chmod no longer ignores a dangling symlink.  Now, chmod fails
    with a diagnostic saying that it cannot operate on such a file.
    [bug introduced in coreutils-5.1.0]
    cp attempts to read a regular file, even if stat says it is empty.
    Before, "cp /proc/cpuinfo c" would create an empty file when the kernel
    reports stat.st_size == 0, while "cat /proc/cpuinfo > c" would "work",
    and create a nonempty one. [bug introduced in coreutils-6.0]
    cp --parents no longer mishandles symlinks to directories in file
    name components in the source, e.g., "cp --parents symlink/a/b d"
    no longer fails.  Also, 'cp' no longer considers a destination
    symlink to be the same as the referenced file when copying links
    or making backups.  For example, if SYM is a symlink to FILE,
    "cp -l FILE SYM" now reports an error instead of silently doing
    nothing.  The behavior of 'cp' is now better documented when the
    destination is a symlink.
    "cp -i --update older newer" no longer prompts; same for mv
    "cp -i" now detects read errors on standard input, and no longer consumes
    too much seekable input; same for ln, install, mv, and rm.
    cut now diagnoses a range starting with zero (e.g., -f 0-2) as invalid;
    before, it would treat it as if it started with 1 (-f 1-2).
    "cut -f 2-0" now fails; before, it was equivalent to "cut -f 2-"
    cut now diagnoses the '-' in "cut -f -" as an invalid range, rather
    than interpreting it as the unlimited range, "1-".
    date -d now accepts strings of the form e.g., 'YYYYMMDD +N days',
    in addition to the usual 'YYYYMMDD N days'.
    du -s now includes the size of any stat'able-but-inaccessible directory
    in the total size.
    du (without -s) prints whatever it knows of the size of an inaccessible
    directory.  Before, du would print nothing for such a directory.
    ls -x DIR would sometimes output the wrong string in place of the
    first entry.  [introduced in coreutils-6.8]
    ls --color would mistakenly color a dangling symlink as if it were
    a regular symlink.  This would happen only when the dangling symlink
    was not a command-line argument and in a directory with d_type support.
    [introduced in coreutils-6.0]
    ls --color, (with a custom LS_COLORS envvar value including the
    ln=target attribute) would mistakenly output the string "target"
    before the name of each symlink.  [introduced in coreutils-6.0]
    od's --skip (-j) option now works even when the kernel says that a
    nonempty regular file has stat.st_size = 0.  This happens at least
    with files in /proc and linux-2.6.22.
    "od -j L FILE" had a bug: when the number of bytes to skip, L, is exactly
    the same as the length of FILE, od would skip *no* bytes.  When the number
    of bytes to skip is exactly the sum of the lengths of the first N files,
    od would skip only the first N-1 files. [introduced in textutils-2.0.9]
    ./printf %.10000000f 1 could get an internal ENOMEM error and generate
    no output, yet erroneously exit with status 0.  Now it diagnoses the error
    and exits with nonzero status.  [present in initial implementation]
    seq no longer mishandles obvious cases like "seq 0 0.000001 0.000003",
    so workarounds like "seq 0 0.000001 0.0000031" are no longer needed.
    seq would mistakenly reject some valid format strings containing %%,
    and would mistakenly accept some invalid ones. e.g., %g%% and %%g, resp.
    "seq .1 .1" would mistakenly generate no output on some systems
    Obsolete sort usage with an invalid ordering-option character, e.g.,
    "env _POSIX2_VERSION=199209 sort +1x" no longer makes sort free an
    invalid pointer [introduced in coreutils-6.5]
    sorting very long lines (relative to the amount of available memory)
    no longer provokes unaligned memory access
    split --line-bytes=N (-C N) no longer creates an empty file
    [this bug is present at least as far back as textutils-1.22 (Jan, 1997)]
    tr -c no longer aborts when translating with Set2 larger than the
    complement of Set1.  [present in the original version, in 1992]
    tr no longer rejects an unmatched [:lower:] or [:upper:] in SET1.
    [present in the original version]

Thu Nov 29 14:28:26 CET 2007 -

- Update to coreutils- snapshot.

Mon Jul 23 15:15:11 CEST 2007 -

- Fix random sort.
- Fix invalid free.
- Fix misalignment.

Sun May 20 19:17:21 CEST 2007 -

- Fix compiling with glibc 2.6.

Sun May 20 10:53:16 CEST 2007 -

- Fix fchownat test.

Mon Apr  2 11:17:36 CEST 2007 -

- Fix ls -x.

Fri Mar 23 17:03:38 CET 2007 -

- Update to coreutils 6.9.
  ** Bug fixes
    cp -x (--one-file-system) would fail to set mount point permissions
    The default block size and output format for df -P are now unaffected by
    the DF_BLOCK_SIZE, BLOCK_SIZE, and BLOCKSIZE environment variables.  It
    is still affected by POSIXLY_CORRECT, though.
    Using pr -m -s (i.e. merging files, with TAB as the output separator)
    no longer inserts extraneous spaces between output columns.

Wed Mar 14 15:50:36 CET 2007 -

- su: actually use /etc/pam.d/su-l when running su - (#254428)

Mon Mar  5 17:23:45 CET 2007 -

- su: don't chdir("/") before fork() (#251287)

Fri Mar  2 13:47:35 CET 2007 -

- split off and rework PAM patch for su:
  * run pam_open_session as root (#245706)
  * use separate pam configs for "su" and "su -" (RedHat #198639)
  * detect pam libs in configure script, add option to disable it
  * don't set argv[0] to "-su", use upstream behavior instead
  * don't use getlogin() for setting PAM_RUSER

Sun Feb 25 10:58:58 CET 2007 -

- Update to coreutils 6.8.
  ** Bug fixes
    chgrp, chmod, and chown now honor the --preserve-root option.
    Before, they would warn, yet continuing traversing and operating on /.
    chmod no longer fails in an environment (e.g., a chroot) with openat
    support but with insufficient /proc support.
    "cp --parents F/G D" no longer creates a directory D/F when F is not
    a directory (and F/G is therefore invalid).
    "cp --preserve=mode" would create directories that briefly had
    too-generous permissions in some cases.  For example, when copying a
    directory with permissions 777 the destination directory might
    temporarily be setgid on some file systems, which would allow other
    users to create subfiles with the same group as the directory.  Fix
    similar problems with 'install' and 'mv'.
    cut no longer dumps core for usage like "cut -f2- f1 f2" with two or
    more file arguments.  This was due to a double-free bug, introduced
    in coreutils-5.3.0.
    dd bs= operands now silently override any later ibs= and obs=
    operands, as POSIX and tradition require.
    "ls -FRL" always follows symbolic links on Linux.  Introduced in
    A cross-partition "mv /etc/passwd ~" (by non-root) now prints
    a reasonable diagnostic.  Before, it would print this:
    "mv: cannot remove `/etc/passwd': Not a directory".
    pwd and "readlink -e ." no longer fail unnecessarily when a parent
    directory is unreadable.
    "rm -rf /etc/passwd" (run by non-root) now prints a diagnostic.
    Before it would print nothing.
    "rm --interactive=never F" no longer prompts for an unwritable F
  ** New features
    sort's new --compress-program=PROG option specifies a compression
    program to use when writing and reading temporary files.
    This can help save both time and disk space when sorting large inputs.
  ** New features
    sort accepts the new option -C, which acts like -c except no diagnostic
    is printed.  Its --check option now accepts an optional argument, and
    --check=quiet and --check=silent are now aliases for -C, while
    --check=diagnose-first is an alias for -c or plain --check.

Tue Jan  9 13:08:01 CET 2007 -

- Fix localized month sorting [#231790].

Wed Dec 13 13:27:36 CET 2006 -

- Fix acl tests.

Sat Dec  9 01:00:28 CET 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 6.7.
  ** Bug fixes
    When cp -p copied a file with special mode bits set, the same bits
    were set on the copy even when ownership could not be preserved.
    This could result in files that were setuid to the wrong user.
    To fix this, special mode bits are now set in the copy only if its
    ownership is successfully preserved.  Similar problems were fixed
    with mv when copying across file system boundaries.  This problem
    affects all versions of coreutils through 6.6.
    cp --preserve=ownership would create output files that temporarily
    had too-generous permissions in some cases.  For example, when
    copying a file with group A and mode 644 into a group-B sticky
    directory, the output file was briefly readable by group B.
    Fix similar problems with cp options like -p that imply
    --preserve=ownership, with install -d when combined with either -o
    or -g, and with mv when copying across file system boundaries.
    This bug affects coreutils 6.0 through 6.6.
    du --one-file-system (-x) would skip subdirectories of any directory
    listed as second or subsequent command line argument.  This bug affects
    coreutils-6.4, 6.5 and 6.6.

Wed Nov 22 16:16:52 CET 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 6.6.
  ** Bug fixes
    ls would segfault (dereference a NULL pointer) for a file with a
    nameless group or owner.  This bug was introduced in coreutils-6.5.
    A bug in the latest official m4/gettext.m4 (from gettext-0.15)
    made configure fail to detect gettext support, due to the unusual
    way in which coreutils uses AM_GNU_GETTEXT.
  ** Improved robustness
    Now, du (and the other fts clients: chmod, chgrp, chown) honor a
    trailing slash in the name of a symlink-to-directory even on
    Solaris 9, by working around its buggy fstatat implementation.

Mon Nov 20 11:34:05 CET 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 6.5.
  ** Bug fixes
    du (and the other fts clients: chmod, chgrp, chown) would exit early
    when encountering an inaccessible directory on a system with native
    openat support (i.e., linux-2.6.16 or newer along with glibc-2.4
    or newer).  This bug was introduced with the switch to gnulib's
    openat-based variant of fts, for coreutils-6.0.
    "ln --backup f f" now produces a sensible diagnostic
  ** New features
    rm accepts a new option: --one-file-system

Mon Oct 23 10:58:38 CEST 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 6.4.
  ** Bug fixes
    chgrp and chown would malfunction when invoked with both -R and -H and
    with one or more of the following: --preserve-root, --verbose, --changes,
    --from=o:g (chown only).  This bug was introduced with the switch to
    gnulib's openat-based variant of fts, for coreutils-6.0.
    cp --backup dir1 dir2, would rename an existing dir2/dir1 to dir2/dir1~.
    This bug was introduced in coreutils-6.0.
    With --force (-f), rm no longer fails for ENOTDIR.
    For example, "rm -f existing-non-directory/anything" now exits
    successfully, ignoring the error about a nonexistent file.

Mon Oct  9 14:48:23 CEST 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 6.3.
  ** Improved robustness
    pinky no longer segfaults on Darwin 7.9.0 (MacOS X 10.3.9) due to a
    buggy native getaddrinfo function.
    rm works around a bug in Darwin 7.9.0 (MacOS X 10.3.9) that would
    sometimes keep it from removing all entries in a directory on an HFS+
    or NFS-mounted partition.
    sort would fail to handle very large input (around 40GB) on systems with a
    mkstemp function that returns a file descriptor limited to 32-bit offsets.
  ** Bug fixes
    chmod would fail unnecessarily in an unusual case: when an initially-
    inaccessible argument is rendered accessible by chmod's action on a
    preceding command line argument.  This bug also affects chgrp, but
    it is harder to demonstrate.  It does not affect chown.  The bug was
    introduced with the switch from explicit recursion to the use of fts
    in coreutils-5.1.0 (2003-10-15).
    cp -i and mv -i occasionally neglected to prompt when the copy or move
    action was bound to fail.  This bug dates back to before fileutils-4.0.
    With --verbose (-v), cp and mv would sometimes generate no output,
    or neglect to report file removal.
    For the "groups" command:
      "groups" no longer prefixes the output with "user :" unless more
      than one user is specified; this is for compatibility with BSD.
      "groups user" now exits nonzero when it gets a write error.
      "groups" now processes options like --help more compatibly.
    shuf would infloop, given 8KB or more of piped input
  ** Portability
    Versions of chmod, chown, chgrp, du, and rm (tools that use openat etc.)
    compiled for Solaris 8 now also work when run on Solaris 10.

Thu Oct  5 00:16:42 CEST 2006 -

- cp: Replace the old --attributes=regex option with
  --preserve=xattrs.  Only copy extended attributes if this
  option is given. Use libattr's new copy_attr_action() function
  to check which attributes to copy in /etc/xattr.conf.

Tue Sep 19 13:20:47 CEST 2006 -

- Disable broken autopoint.

Mon Sep 18 13:13:58 CEST 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 6.2.
  ** Changes in behavior
    mkdir -p and install -d (or -D) now use a method that forks a child
    process if the working directory is unreadable and a later argument
    uses a relative file name.  This avoids some race conditions, but it
    means you may need to kill two processes to stop these programs.
    rm now rejects attempts to remove the root directory, e.g., `rm -fr /'
    now fails without removing anything.  Likewise for any file name with
    a final `./' or `../' component.
    tail now ignores the -f option if POSIXLY_CORRECT is set, no file
    operand is given, and standard input is any FIFO; formerly it did
    this only for pipes.
  ** Infrastructure changes
    Coreutils now uses gnulib via the gnulib-tool script.
    If you check the source out from CVS, then follow the instructions
    in README-cvs.  Although this represents a large change to the
    infrastructure, it should cause no change in how the tools work.
  ** Bug fixes
    cp --backup no longer fails when the last component of a source file
    name is "." or "..".
    "ls --color" would highlight other-writable and sticky directories
    no differently than regular directories on a file system with
    dirent.d_type support.
    "mv -T --verbose --backup=t A B" now prints the " (backup: B.~1~)"
    suffix when A and B are directories as well as when they are not.
    mv and "cp -r" no longer fail when invoked with two arguments
    where the first one names a directory and the second name ends in
    a slash and doesn't exist.  E.g., "mv dir B/", for nonexistent B,
    now succeeds, once more.  This bug was introduced in coreutils-5.3.0.

Fri Sep  1 15:56:51 CEST 2006 -

- Fix sbin patch [#202632].

Mon Aug 21 11:32:53 CEST 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 6.1.
  ** Changes in behavior
    df now considers BSD "kernfs" file systems to be dummies
  ** Bug fixes
    cp --sparse preserves sparseness at the end of a file, even when
    the file's apparent size is not a multiple of its block size.
    [introduced with the original design, in fileutils-4.0r, 2000-04-29]
    df (with a command line argument) once again prints its header
    [introduced in coreutils-6.0]
    ls -CF would misalign columns in some cases involving non-stat'able files
    [introduced in coreutils-6.0]

Tue Aug 15 17:50:41 CEST 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 6.0.
  ** Improved robustness
    df: if the file system claims to have more available than total blocks,
    report the number of used blocks as being "total - available"
    (a negative number) rather than as garbage.
    dircolors: a new autoconf run-test for AIX's buggy strndup function
    prevents malfunction on that system;  may also affect cut, expand,
    and unexpand.
    fts no longer changes the current working directory, so its clients
    (chmod, chown, chgrp, du) no longer malfunction under extreme conditions.
    pwd and other programs using lib/getcwd.c work even on file systems
    where dirent.d_ino values are inconsistent with those from stat.st_ino.
    rm's core is now reentrant: rm --recursive (-r) now processes
    hierarchies without changing the working directory at all.
  ** Changes in behavior
    basename and dirname now treat // as different from / on platforms
    where the two are distinct.
    chmod, install, and mkdir now preserve a directory's set-user-ID and
    set-group-ID bits unless you explicitly request otherwise.  E.g.,
    `chmod 755 DIR' and `chmod u=rwx,go=rx DIR' now preserve DIR's
    set-user-ID and set-group-ID bits instead of clearing them, and
    similarly for `mkdir -m 755 DIR' and `mkdir -m u=rwx,go=rx DIR'.  To
    clear the bits, mention them explicitly in a symbolic mode, e.g.,
    `mkdir -m u=rwx,go=rx,-s DIR'.  To set them, mention them explicitly
    in either a symbolic or a numeric mode, e.g., `mkdir -m 2755 DIR',
    `mkdir -m u=rwx,go=rx,g+s' DIR.  This change is for convenience on
    systems where these bits inherit from parents.  Unfortunately other
    operating systems are not consistent here, and portable scripts
    cannot assume the bits are set, cleared, or preserved, even when the
    bits are explicitly mentioned.  For example, OpenBSD 3.9 `mkdir -m
    777 D' preserves D's setgid bit but `chmod 777 D' clears it.
    Conversely, Solaris 10 `mkdir -m 777 D', `mkdir -m g-s D', and
    `chmod 0777 D' all preserve D's setgid bit, and you must use
    something like `chmod g-s D' to clear it.
    `cp --link --no-dereference' now works also on systems where the
    link system call cannot create a hard link to a symbolic link.
    This change has no effect on systems with a Linux-based kernel.
    csplit and nl now use POSIX syntax for regular expressions, not
    Emacs syntax.  As a result, character classes like [[:print:]] and
    interval expressions like A\{1,9\} now have their usual meaning,
    . no longer matches the null character, and \ must precede the + and
    ? operators.
    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)
    df now considers "none" and "proc" file systems to be dummies and
    therefore does not normally display them.  Also, inaccessible file
    systems (which can be caused by shadowed mount points or by chrooted
    bind mounts) are now dummies, too.
    expr no longer complains about leading ^ in a regular expression
    (the anchor is ignored), or about regular expressions like A** (the
    second "*" is ignored).  expr now exits with status 2 (not 3) for
    errors it detects in the expression's values; exit status 3 is now
    used only for internal errors (such as integer overflow, which expr
    now checks for).
    install and mkdir now implement the X permission symbol correctly,
    e.g., `mkdir -m a+X dir'; previously the X was ignored.
    install now creates parent directories with mode u=rwx,go=rx (755)
    instead of using the mode specified by the -m option; and it does
    not change the owner or group of parent directories.  This is for
    compatibility with BSD and closes some race conditions.
    ln now uses different (and we hope clearer) diagnostics when it fails.
    ln -v now acts more like FreeBSD, so it generates output only when
    successful and the output is easier to parse.
    ls now defaults to --time-style='locale', not --time-style='posix-long-iso'.
    However, the 'locale' time style now behaves like 'posix-long-iso'
    if your locale settings appear to be messed up.  This change
    attempts to have the default be the best of both worlds.
    mkfifo and mknod no longer set special mode bits (setuid, setgid,
    and sticky) with the -m option.
    nohup's usual diagnostic now more precisely specifies the I/O
    redirections, e.g., "ignoring input and appending output to
    nohup.out".  Also, nohup now redirects stderr to nohup.out (or
    $HOME/nohup.out) if stdout is closed and stderr is a tty; this is in
    response to Open Group XCU ERN 71.
    rm --interactive now takes an optional argument, although the
    default of using no argument still acts like -i.
    rm no longer fails to remove an empty, unreadable directory
    seq changes:
      seq defaults to a minimal fixed point format that does not lose
      information if seq's operands are all fixed point decimal numbers.
      You no longer need the `-f%.f' in `seq -f%.f 1048575 1024 1050623',
      for example, since the default format now has the same effect.
      seq now lets you use %a, %A, %E, %F, and %G formats.
      seq now uses long double internally rather than double.
    sort now reports incompatible options (e.g., -i and -n) rather than
    silently ignoring one of them.
    stat's --format=FMT option now works the way it did before 5.3.0:
    FMT is automatically newline terminated.  The first stable release
    containing this change was 5.92.
    stat accepts the new option --printf=FMT, where FMT is *not*
    automatically newline terminated.
    stat: backslash escapes are interpreted in a format string specified
    via --printf=FMT, but not one specified via --format=FMT.  That includes
    octal (\ooo, at most three octal digits), hexadecimal (\xhh, one or
    two hex digits), and the standard sequences (\a, \b, \f, \n, \r, \t,
    \v, \", \\).
    With no operand, 'tail -f' now silently ignores the '-f' only if
    standard input is a FIFO or pipe and POSIXLY_CORRECT is set.
    Formerly, it ignored the '-f' when standard input was a FIFO, pipe,
    or socket.
  ** Scheduled for removal
    ptx's --copyright (-C) option is scheduled for removal in 2007, and
    now evokes a warning.  Use --version instead.
    rm's --directory (-d) option is scheduled for removal in 2006.  This
    option has been silently ignored since coreutils 5.0.  On systems
    that support unlinking of directories, you can use the "unlink"
    command to unlink a directory.
    Similarly, we are considering the removal of ln's --directory (-d,
    -F) option in 2006.  Please write to <> if this
    would cause a problem for you.  On systems that support hard links
    to directories, you can use the "link" command to create one.
  ** New programs
    base64: base64 encoding and decoding (RFC 3548) functionality.
    sha224sum: print or check a SHA224 (224-bit) checksum
    sha256sum: print or check a SHA256 (256-bit) checksum
    sha384sum: print or check a SHA384 (384-bit) checksum
    sha512sum: print or check a SHA512 (512-bit) checksum
    shuf: Shuffle lines of text.
  ** 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.
    New dd iflag= and oflag= flags:
      'directory' causes dd to fail unless the file is a directory, on
      hosts that support this (e.g., Linux kernels, version 2.1.126 and
      later).  This has limited utility but is present for completeness.
      'noatime' causes dd to read a file without updating its access
      time, on hosts that support this (e.g., Linux kernels, version
      2.6.8 and later).
      'nolinks' causes dd to fail if the file has multiple hard links,
      on hosts that support this (e.g., Solaris 10 and later).
    ls accepts the new option --group-directories-first, to make it
    list directories before files.
    rm now accepts the -I (--interactive=once) option.  This new option
    prompts once if rm is invoked recursively or if more than three
    files are being deleted, which is less intrusive than -i prompting
    for every file, but provides almost the same level of protection
    against mistakes.
    shred and sort now accept the --random-source option.
    sort now accepts the --random-sort (-R) option and `R' ordering option.
    sort now supports obsolete usages like "sort +1 -2" unless
    POSIXLY_CORRECT is set.  However, when conforming to POSIX
    1003.1-2001 "sort +1" still sorts the file named "+1".
    wc accepts a new option --files0-from=FILE, where FILE contains a
    list of NUL-terminated file names.
  ** Bug fixes
    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.
    cp -p would fail in a /proc-less chroot, on some systems
    When `cp -RL' encounters the same directory more than once in the
    hierarchy beneath a single command-line argument, it no longer confuses
    them with hard-linked directories.
    fts-using tools (chmod, chown, chgrp, du) no longer fail due to
    a double-free bug -- it could be triggered by making a directory
    inaccessible while e.g., du is traversing the hierarchy under it.
    fts-using tools (chmod, chown, chgrp, du) no longer misinterpret
    a very long symlink chain as a dangling symlink.  Before, such a
    misinterpretation would cause these tools not to diagnose an ELOOP error.
    ls --indicator-style=file-type would sometimes stat a symlink
    ls --file-type worked like --indicator-style=slash (-p),
    rather than like --indicator-style=file-type.
    mv: moving a symlink into the place of an existing non-directory is
    now done atomically;  before, mv would first unlink the destination.
    mv -T DIR EMPTY_DIR no longer fails unconditionally.  Also, mv can
    now remove an empty destination directory: mkdir -p a b/a; mv a b
    rm (on systems with openat) can no longer exit before processing
    all command-line arguments.
    rm is no longer susceptible to a few low-probability memory leaks.
    rm -r no longer fails to remove an inaccessible and empty directory
    rm -r's cycle detection code can no longer be tricked into reporting
    a false positive (introduced in fileutils-4.1.9).
    shred --remove FILE no longer segfaults on Gentoo systems
    sort would fail for large inputs (~50MB) on systems with a buggy
    mkstemp function.  sort and tac now use the replacement mkstemp
    function, and hence are no longer subject to limitations (of 26 or 32,
    on the maximum number of files from a given template) on HP-UX 10.20,
    SunOS 4.1.4, Solaris 2.5.1 and OSF1/Tru64 V4.0F&V5.1.
    tail -f once again works on a file with the append-only
    attribute (affects at least Linux ext2, ext3, xfs file systems)

Tue Aug  8 15:29:32 CEST 2006 -

- Move sux to %{_bindir}.

Mon Jun 26 13:20:23 CEST 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 5.97.
  ** 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.

Thu Jun 22 15:38:27 CEST 2006 -

- Fix conflict with <fcntl.h>.

Mon May 22 13:34:26 CEST 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 5.96.

Sat May 13 16:39:03 CEST 2006 -

- Update to coreutils 5.95.

Fri Apr  7 16:34:42 CEST 2006 -
- added Obsoletes: libselinux (hack for bug #156519)

Mon Feb 13 01:31:31 CET 2006 -

- Fix spurious failure with cp -LR.
- Move check for /proc.

Mon Jan 30 16:27:11 CET 2006 -

- Always print newline after format in stat [#145905].
- Barf if /proc is not mounted.

Wed Jan 25 21:30:02 CET 2006 -

- converted neededforbuild to BuildRequires

Thu Jan 19 16:43:57 CET 2006 -

- Do not strip /bin/su.

Wed Jan 11 15:20:50 CET 2006 -

- Fix infloop when ignoring characters [#141756].

Mon Dec 19 12:03:23 CET 2005 -

- Add fallback if futimesat does not work

Mon Dec  5 17:15:17 CET 2005 -

- Fix typo in German translation file; reported by Olaf Hering

Mon Dec  5 16:53:58 CET 2005 -

- Drop SELinux support.

Tue Nov 15 16:47:44 CET 2005 -

- some tests fail on ARM (QEMU problem?); ignore for now

Sun Nov  6 17:42:27 CET 2005 -

- Update to coreutils 5.93.

Wed Nov  2 14:55:10 CET 2005 -

- Update to coreutils 5.92.
- Fix invalid use of va_list.
- Add some fixes from cvs.

Thu Oct 20 10:16:26 CEST 2005 -


Wed Oct 19 19:04:17 CEST 2005 -

- Add acl and xattr patches.

Mon Oct 17 15:45:25 CEST 2005 -

- Update to coreutils 5.91.

Sat Oct  1 16:05:24 CEST 2005 -

- Update to coreutils 5.90.
- Disable acl patches for now.

Sun Sep 25 21:33:05 CEST 2005 -

- Fix warning.

Wed Aug 24 15:07:03 CEST 2005 -

- Let `su' handle /sbin and /usr/sbin in path

Mon Aug  1 16:48:44 CEST 2005 -

- And yet another uninitialized variable fix.

Fri Jul 29 16:01:07 CEST 2005 -

- Fix another uninitialized variable.

Wed Jul  6 18:33:56 CEST 2005 -

- Fix uninitialized variable.

Mon Jul  4 11:00:33 CEST 2005 -

- Update i18n patch.

Mon Jun 20 23:11:53 CEST 2005 -

- Fix last change.

Wed Jun 15 17:34:06 CEST 2005 -

- Compile/link su with -fpie/-pie

Sat May 21 16:46:32 CEST 2005 -

- Add support for /etc/default/su

Mon May  2 11:32:05 CEST 2005 -

- Don't overwrite PATH if su is called with "-" option.

Wed Mar  2 14:29:21 CET 2005 -

- Fix merge error [#67103].

Mon Feb 28 16:18:57 CET 2005 -

- Call pam_getenvlist before pam_end.

Mon Feb 28 13:16:14 CET 2005 -

- Link su to sux [#66830].

Wed Feb  2 19:48:49 CET 2005 -

- Handle xfs and jfs in stat [#50415].

Wed Feb  2 02:02:28 CET 2005 -

- Handle subfs like autofs.

Tue Jan 25 13:52:57 CET 2005 -

- Fix path_concat.

Thu Jan 20 17:26:10 CET 2005 -

- Use pam_xauth [#42238].

Fri Jan 14 22:04:46 CET 2005 -

- Fix merge error [#49853].

Tue Jan 11 18:39:44 CET 2005 -

- Update to coreutils 5.3.0.

Mon Nov  8 17:15:39 CET 2004 -

- Use common-* PAM config files for su PAM configuration

Mon Oct 25 15:01:04 CEST 2004 -

- Fix last change.
- Fix selinux patch.

Wed Oct 20 01:55:31 CEST 2004 -

- remove no language support (nb is already there)

Sat Oct  2 03:08:31 CEST 2004 -

- #46609: Fix chown and chgrp utilities for uid == (uid_t) -1 and
  gid == (gid_t) -1 case.
- Add missing #include to have NULL defined in lib/acl.c

Fri Sep 10 00:13:28 CEST 2004 -

- Fix uninitialized variable [#44929].
- Fix selinux patch.

Wed Aug 25 13:32:20 CEST 2004 -

- Fix hardlink accounting patch.

Mon May 24 18:07:35 CEST 2004 -

- Update testsuite for change in chown.

Mon May 24 16:34:33 CEST 2004 -

- Precompute length in caller of ismbblank to avoid quadratic behaviour

Mon May 17 15:33:12 CEST 2004 -

- Fix handling of symlinks in chown [#40691].

Sat Apr 17 20:09:11 CEST 2004 -

- Pacify autobuild.

Fri Apr  2 14:48:24 CEST 2004 -

- Add support for IUTF8 in stty.

Tue Mar 30 18:39:10 CEST 2004 -

- Fix merge error in selinux patch [#37431].

Mon Mar 29 14:51:59 CEST 2004 -

- Fix hardlink accounting in du.

Mon Mar 22 14:19:59 CET 2004 -

- Fix race in the testsuite.

Mon Mar 15 16:21:20 CET 2004 -

- Update SELinux patch to new libselinux interface

Mon Mar 15 11:25:54 CET 2004 -

- Fix date parsing.

Sat Mar 13 18:21:40 CET 2004 -

- Update to coreutils 5.2.1.
  * Includes mv fix.
  * Fix sparse handling in cp.
  * Fix descriptor leak in nohup.
  * Fix POSIX issues in expr.
  * Always allow in chown.

Fri Mar 12 18:18:33 CET 2004 -

- Fix sysinfo patch [#35337].

Fri Mar 12 16:57:21 CET 2004 -

- Fix preserving links in mv.

Wed Mar  3 15:28:06 CET 2004 -

- Fix help output from mkdir.

Fri Feb 20 01:06:39 CET 2004 -

- Update to coreutils 5.2.0.

Mon Feb  9 18:03:45 CET 2004 -

- Update to coreutils 5.1.3.

Mon Feb  2 17:20:11 CET 2004 -

- Update acl and xattr patches, and add some Changelog text.

Mon Jan 26 14:34:12 CET 2004 -

- Update to coreutils 5.1.2.

Fri Jan 23 17:16:32 CET 2004 -

- Don't link [ to test.

Mon Jan 19 13:26:00 CET 2004 -

- Update to coreutils 5.1.1.
- Default to POSIX.2-1992.

Fri Jan 16 12:26:48 CET 2004 -

- Add pam-devel to neededforbuild

Fri Jan  9 13:51:53 CET 2004 -

- Fix spurious test failure.

Thu Jan  8 16:48:32 CET 2004 -

- Update to coreutils 5.1.0.

Fri Dec 12 23:08:27 CET 2003 -

- Fix use of AC_SEARCH_LIBS.

Tue Dec  9 17:31:09 CET 2003 -

- Cleanup SELinux patch.

Tue Dec  9 16:07:28 CET 2003 -

- Add SELinux patch.

Wed Nov 26 11:59:34 CET 2003 -

- Fix sorting of months in multibyte case [#33299].

Wed Oct 22 15:33:21 CEST 2003 -

- Fix building without extended attributes.

Wed Oct 15 15:17:11 CEST 2003 -

- Cleanup sysinfo patch.

Fri Sep 19 11:09:36 CEST 2003 -

- Add missing textutil to Provides

Mon Aug 25 17:42:23 CEST 2003 -

- Fix uname command to report reasonable processor and platform
  information (coreutils-sysinfo.diff: based on similar RedHat

Mon Jul 21 15:23:56 CEST 2003 -

- Fix typo in i18n patch for join.

Fri Jul 18 12:05:56 CEST 2003 -

- Avoid abort in sort on inconsistent locales [#26506].

Tue Jul 15 15:16:37 CEST 2003 -

- make su export variables declared via pam_putenv

Wed May 28 10:15:39 CEST 2003 -

- PAM fixes for su:
  - Move pam_open_session call before dropping privilegs, session
    management needs max. possible credentials and needs to be done
    before we change into the home directory of the user.
  - Don't set PAM_TTY and PAM_RUSER to fake names.
  - Use conversion function from libpam_misc.

Fri May 16 11:11:44 CEST 2003 -

- Fix exit status from su.

Thu Apr 24 11:43:14 CEST 2003 -

- fix head calling syntax

Mon Apr  7 13:11:19 CEST 2003 -

- Only delete info entries when removing last version.

Fri Apr  4 17:58:20 CEST 2003 -

- Update to coreutils 5.0.

Mon Mar 31 12:53:29 CEST 2003 -

- Update to coreutils 4.5.12.

Thu Mar 20 18:10:25 CET 2003 -

- Update to coreutils 4.5.11.

Mon Mar 10 13:42:36 CET 2003 -

- Fix LFS bug in du [#24960].

Thu Feb 27 15:39:06 CET 2003 -

- Readd textutils i18n patches.

Thu Feb 27 14:53:19 CET 2003 -

- Per hint from Andreas Schwab, don't use awk in autoconf. (The
  improved test is simpler, too.)

Thu Feb 27 05:29:05 CET 2003 -

- Fix autoconf test for attr_copy_file that caused all binaries
  to be linked needlessly against

Tue Feb 25 15:18:39 CET 2003 -

- Extended attribute copying: Use the newly exported
  attr_copy_check_permissions() callback exported by,
  so that the EA copying done by coreutils is consistent with
  other apps [#24244].

Mon Feb 24 16:27:21 CET 2003 -

- Update to coreutils 4.5.8.
  * Fixes bugs in du.

Mon Feb 17 15:00:04 CET 2003 -

- Add extended attribute copying patch: Affects cp, mv, install.
  See the cp manual page for details on the changes in cp. The
  mv utility always tries to copy extended attributes; install
  never does.

Mon Feb 10 13:16:58 CET 2003 -

- Update to coreutils 4.5.7.

Fri Feb  7 13:47:58 CET 2003 -

- Use instead of, use same rules for
  password changing as passwd.

Thu Feb  6 17:48:08 CET 2003 -

- Use %install_info.

Thu Feb  6 17:05:42 CET 2003 -

- Update to coreutils 4.5.6.

Mon Feb  3 14:47:47 CET 2003 -

- Package created, combining textutils, sh-utils and fileutils.