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

Jan Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 17:02:26 CET 2010

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 2:43 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Upstream update.
> Signoff both,
> Allan
> * 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.

Works for me, signoff both.

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