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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [test]: coreutils-8.24-2

A new test release of coreutils, 8.24-2, has been uploaded, and will be
available soon from your favorite mirror.  This leaves 8.24-1 as
current, and 8.23-4 as the previous version.

This is a rebuild that enables the 'stdbuf' utility (Thanks to Yaakov
for helping with patches to hack it into the build). The stdbuf build
fails unit tests (not correctly set up for using an uninstalled dll),
but I was able to get it working locally once installed.  I'm going to
mark this build as experimental for a couple of days to see if it works
for others, or if there is anything else I need to do.  If I don't get
any negative feedback, I will promote it to current at that time.

For upstream details on coreutils, see /usr/share/doc/coreutils/NEWS.

If you missed the note in 8.23-2, there is no longer an 'su' program in
coreutils; this is an upstream decision (many Linux distros are getting
su from other packages, and even though cygwin's su had come from
coreutils, it was heavily patched and doesn't work as smoothly as on
Linux).  I'm still debating whether it is worth trying to capture the
last release of coreutils' su, as patched to work on cygwin, for
distribution as an independent package; help would be appreciated from
anyone else interested in this task.

If you encounter a regression, please report it here rather than
upstream.  See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/coreutils/.

GNU coreutils provides a collection of commonly used utilities essential
to a standard POSIX environment.  It comprises the former textutils,
sh-utils, and fileutils packages.  The following executables are included:

[ arch base64 basename cat chcon chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp
csplit cut date dd df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr
factor false fmt fold gkill groups head hostid id install join link ln
logname ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mktemp mv nice nl nohup nproc
numfmt od paste pathchk pinky pr printenv printf ptx pwd readlink
realpath rm rmdir runcon seq sha1sum sha224sum sha256sum sha384sum
sha512sum shred shuf sleep sort split stat stdbuf stty sum sync tac tail
tee test timeout touch tr true truncate tsort tty uname unexpand uniq
unlink users vdir wc who whoami yes

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
'coreutils' from the 'Base' category.  Since this is an experimental
release, you'll have to use the 'Exp' radio button and/or cycle through
the possible releases to actually install it.

Note that downloads from aren't allowed due to bandwidth
limitations.  This means that you will need to find a mirror which has
this update, please choose the one nearest to you:

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin coreutils package maintainer

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