[arch-dev-public] [signoff] coreutils-8.7-1

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 14 02:43:44 CET 2010

Upstream update.

Signoff both,

* Noteworthy changes in release 8.7 (2010-11-13) [stable]

** Bug fixes

   cp, install, mv, and touch no longer crash when setting file times
   on Solaris 10 Update 9 [Solaris PatchID 144488 and newer expose a
   latent bug introduced in coreutils 8.1, and possibly a second latent
   bug going at least as far back as coreutils 5.97]

   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

   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 floating point 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.

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