|Reported by:||Douglas R. Reno||Owned by:||lfs-book|
New minor version
This is to announce coreutils-8.32, a stable release. See the NEWS below for more details. Thanks to everyone who has contributed! There have been 100 commits by 18 people in the 51 weeks since 8.31 Akim Demaille (1) Jeff Layton (3) Andreas Dilger (1) Jim Meyering (1) Assaf Gordon (6) Kamil Dudka (4) Bernhard Voelker (6) Kevin Locke (1) Bruno Haible (3) Martin Castillo (2) Chris Meyering (1) Mike Swanson (1) Colin Watson (1) Paul Eggert (31) Emil Engler (1) Pádraig Brady (38) Jan Nieuwenhuizen (1) Shugo Maeda (1) Pádraig [on behalf of the coreutils maintainers] ================================================================== Here is the GNU coreutils home page: https://gnu.org/software/coreutils/ For a summary of changes and contributors, see: https://git.sv.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=coreutils.git;a=shortlog;h=v8.32 or run this command from a git-cloned coreutils directory: git shortlog v8.31..v8.32 To summarize the 867 gnulib-related changes, run these commands from a git-cloned coreutils directory: git checkout v8.32 git submodule summary v8.31 ================================================================== Here are the compressed sources: https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-8.32.tar.gz (13MB) https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-8.32.tar.xz (5.3MB) Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]: https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-8.32.tar.gz.sig https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-8.32.tar.xz.sig Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth: https://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html [*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact. First, be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball. Then, run a command like this: gpg --verify coreutils-8.32.tar.xz.sig If that command fails because you don't have the required public key, then run this command to import it: gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys DF6FD971306037D9 and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command. This release was bootstrapped with the following tools: Autoconf 2.69 Automake 1.16.1 Gnulib v0.1-3322-gd279bc6d9 Bison 3.4.1 NEWS * Noteworthy changes in release 8.32 (2020-03-05) [stable] ** Bug fixes cp now copies /dev/fd/N correctly on platforms like Solaris where it is a character-special file whose minor device number is N. [bug introduced in fileutils-4.1.6] dd conv=fdatasync no longer reports a "Bad file descriptor" error when fdatasync is interrupted, and dd now retries interrupted calls to close, fdatasync, fstat and fsync instead of incorrectly reporting an "Interrupted system call" error. [bugs introduced in coreutils-6.0] df now correctly parses the /proc/self/mountinfo file for unusual entries like ones with '\r' in a field value ("mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /foo$'\r'bar"), when the source field is empty ('mount -t tmpfs "" /mnt'), and when the filesystem type contains characters like a blank which need escaping. [bugs introduced in coreutils-8.24 with the introduction of reading the /proc/self/mountinfo file] factor again outputs immediately when stdout is a tty but stdin is not. [bug introduced in coreutils-8.24] ln works again on old systems without O_DIRECTORY support (like Solaris 10), and on systems where symlink ("x", ".") fails with errno == EINVAL (like Solaris 10 and Solaris 11). [bug introduced in coreutils-8.31] rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty now works correctly for directories that fail to be removed due to permission issues. Previously the exit status was reversed, failing for non empty and succeeding for empty directories. [bug introduced in coreutils-6.11] 'shuf -r -n 0 file' no longer mistakenly reads from standard input. [bug introduced with the --repeat feature in coreutils-8.22] split no longer reports a "output file suffixes exhausted" error when the specified number of files is evenly divisible by 10, 16, 26, for --numeric, --hex, or default alphabetic suffixes respectively. [bug introduced in coreutils-8.24] seq no longer prints an extra line under certain circumstances (such as 'seq -f "%g " 1000000 1000000'). [bug introduced in coreutils-6.10] ** Changes in behavior Several programs now check that numbers end properly. For example, 'du -d 1x' now reports an error instead of silently ignoring the 'x'. Affected programs and options include du -d, expr's numeric operands on non-GMP builds, install -g and -o, ls's TABSIZE environment variable, mknod b and c, ptx -g and -w, shuf -n, and sort --batch-size and --parallel. date now parses military time zones in accordance with common usage: "A" to "M" are equivalent to UTC+1 to UTC+12 "N" to "Y" are equivalent to UTC-1 to UTC-12 "Z" is "zulu" time (UTC). For example, 'date -d "09:00B" is now equivalent to 9am in UTC+2 time zone. Previously, military time zones were parsed according to the obsolete rfc822, with their value negated (e.g., "B" was equivalent to UTC-2). [The old behavior was introduced in sh-utils 2.0.15 ca. 1999, predating coreutils package.] ls issues an error message on a removed directory, on GNU/Linux systems. Previously no error and no entries were output, and so indistinguishable from an empty directory, with default ls options. uniq no longer uses strcoll() to determine string equivalence, and so will operate more efficiently and consistently. ** New Features ls now supports the --time=birth option to display and sort by file creation time, where available. od --skip-bytes now can use lseek even if the input is not a regular file, greatly improving performance in some cases. stat(1) supports a new --cached= option, used on systems with statx(2) to control cache coherency of file system attributes, useful on network file systems. ** Improvements stat and ls now use the statx() system call where available, which can operate more efficiently by only retrieving requested attributes. stat and tail now know about the "binderfs", "dma-buf-fs", "erofs", "ppc-cmm-fs", and "z3fold" file systems. stat -f -c%T now reports the file system type, and tail -f uses inotify. ** Build-related gzip-compressed tarballs are distributed once again - Also posted at https://savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=9693
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