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coreutils-6.6 released [stable. Yes, really, this time.]

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: coreutils-6.6 released [stable. Yes, really, this time.]
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 15:24:02 +0100

The version of ls in coreutils-6.5 had a serious bug.  For example,
"ls -l" would segfault when processing a file whose numeric user ID
or group ID has no associated name.

As usual, details are in the ChangeLog files, but note that for
changes in Gnulib-owned files (as most were, this time), the ChangeLog
files are not part of this distribution. See Gnulib for those:

Here are the compressed sources:   (7.7MB)   (5.2MB)

Here are the xdelta-style diffs:   (104KB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

7ec058ad7ab431966198052658819844  coreutils-6.6.tar.gz
64f1589af7d9a879c9bdc0af41e19ff1  coreutils-6.6.tar.bz2
4e1ccc0df7281342097ccc4ffa13632d  coreutils-6.5-6.6.xdelta
a1961cf5687c85ebcd71f703239a2ba77a5fd723  coreutils-6.6.tar.gz
9019a32b122db851eff22ace8669d7cdedf39e7b  coreutils-6.6.tar.bz2
ba4bbcc4117c0173ba5f7a6cc64d8e14f63202c0  coreutils-6.5-6.6.xdelta

This release was bootstrapped with Autoconf 2.61, Automake 1.10,
Bison 2.3a and CVS Gnulib sources from 2006-11-22 12:10:32 UTC.

[*] You can use either of the above signature files 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-6.6.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys D333CBA1

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.


* Noteworthy changes in release 6.6 (2006-11-22) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  ls would segfault (dereference a NULL pointer) for a file with a
  nameless group or owner.  This bug was introduced for 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.

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