Updated [experimental]: coreutils-8.15-1

Eric Blake (cygwin) eblake@redhat.com
Mon Feb 6 18:53:00 GMT 2012

An updated package, coreutils-8.15-1 release has been uploaded and will
soon reach a mirror near you.  This release will remain experimental
until a corresponding update to cygutils is ready.  It is recommended
that you update both packages at once to properly pick up the transition
of the realpath executable between the two packages; if you upgrade
coreutils separately from cygutils, you may have to rerun setup.exe and
reinstall coreutils in order to get realpath back on your system.

This is a new upstream release, with upstream details listed below.  It
is built against several new cygwin 1.7.10 features.  It also includes a
backport of some post-8.15 changes to make realpath properly handle
paths starting with //.

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

Help in porting the stdbuf utility to cygwin would be appreciated.

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 hostname id install join
link ln logname ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mktemp mv nice nl nohup
nproc 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 stty su 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 http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions, and look for
'coreutils' in the 'Base' category (it should already be selected).

Note that downloads from sourceware.org (aka cygwin.com) 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 coreutils package maintainer for cygwin

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