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Bug Fix Advisory coreutils bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1074-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated coreutils package that fixes several bugs and adds various
enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The coreutils package contains the core GNU utilities. It is the combination of
the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

These updated coreutils packages include a number of bug fixes and enhancements.
Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Refer to the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 Technical Notes for information about these
changes:

https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.7_Technical_Notes/coreutils.html#RHBA-2011-1074

All users of coreutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
provide numerous bug fixes and enhancements.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
coreutils-5.97-34.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0408
    MD5: 93bf7e7b62a6462ff6c4d28bbcbd6493
SHA-256: e2c78e699b46bfd3a6346ac807206f8b8fa0192e74500768d48e0cbd07a77bf6
 
IA-32:
coreutils-5.97-34.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0408
    MD5: 46e73e72ff01027ece07e8c6f4aae751
SHA-256: 493634b2d0370e929cdb72667c5615ebefb6eb094121056434fb7da225e547d5
 
IA-64:
coreutils-5.97-34.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0408
    MD5: 0bcb1e046594591e83ad714f4583f0f4
SHA-256: af82cc454e0b1ae45c46fddfe0686db05f4c0597a003b028684b2a1e6d07207e
 
PPC:
coreutils-5.97-34.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0408
    MD5: a425532efb8f4f57a1c09e2ded8a6c76
SHA-256: 3aede074e530c96189e304ff13c7fb5f8ee1b18859902844ab89cec44884b095
 
s390x:
coreutils-5.97-34.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0408
    MD5: d8437e832eacf12d89db59940e528222
SHA-256: 6290f158f8c454423f3e2effa85fce32cac288784cf905c8e2f8c12cc9dea582
 
x86_64:
coreutils-5.97-34.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0408
    MD5: f541e713eab0c78e09f16eba80f320d5
SHA-256: e6e51993958f2214701dc3f20dcb13ad5b91f6e57f5c42c13448b5650d3a10ac
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
coreutils-5.97-34.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0408
    MD5: 93bf7e7b62a6462ff6c4d28bbcbd6493
SHA-256: e2c78e699b46bfd3a6346ac807206f8b8fa0192e74500768d48e0cbd07a77bf6
 
IA-32:
coreutils-5.97-34.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0408
    MD5: 46e73e72ff01027ece07e8c6f4aae751
SHA-256: 493634b2d0370e929cdb72667c5615ebefb6eb094121056434fb7da225e547d5
 
x86_64:
coreutils-5.97-34.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0408
    MD5: f541e713eab0c78e09f16eba80f320d5
SHA-256: e6e51993958f2214701dc3f20dcb13ad5b91f6e57f5c42c13448b5650d3a10ac
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

510809 - readlink cannot handle recursive symlinks
513153 - mv acl preservation can be very noisy ....
515499 - Incorrect output of ls -1U with more than one argument
520630 - df -l <device> as regular user cause "Permission denied"
523923 - removing many files takes a long time
524805 - The manual page for runuser is incorrect
525199 - cp/mv: Preserving extended attributes doesn't work for read only files
537463 - du using a ghosted automounted directory results in 'No such file or directory'
584802 - groups are not correctly updated when /etc/group /etc/gshadow are modified
586957 - LS_COLORS setup in /etc/profile.d has insufficient escaping
610559 - mkdir info page update
627285 - mv --backup does not work for directories
628953 - runcon chokes on arguments belonging to passed parameters
658839 - mv: confusing 'subdirectory of itself' error message
660186 - Missing info manual for chcon and runcon
664895 - rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty fails on vxfs filesytem
668247 - dd reads random sizes of data
681598 - shell suspend won't work
684249 - [RHEL5] segfault with LC_TIME different from other multibyte locales


References



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