Status on coreutils?

Mark Blackburn
Thu Apr 1 20:19:00 GMT 2004

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Apr  1 10:39, Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
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>>Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>>| The latest on coreutils is that it's still not ready to go mainstream
>>| (<>).
>>What is the current status on this? I still have it in my ITP queue and
>>my Bugzilla is starting to whine about it, but if there's another ITP
>>that is ready to go mainstream, I'll be happy to kick it out of my queue
>>and be done with it ;)
>>If there's no progress, I'll use the little time I have a Windows
>>computer next to me on my desk to work on coreutils rather than example
>>programs for Cygwin-docs (should have a Windows box this afternoon).
> Ask Mark what's the problem.  He was already as far as removing
> su, kill and uptime from the binary package but then...
> Corinna

I was trying to get make check to finish completely but it looks like it will take more 
time than it's worth. One problem it has is with the present version of cygwin (1.5.9) 
recursive commands don't work (ie chgrp -R). That problem was fixed in CVS but I was 
hoping that a version of cygwin would become available which fixes that problem. If I 
released coreutils now we would end up with a lot of (former) fileutils commands which 
would fail when doing recursion and a lot of unhappy people on the mailing list.

Mark Blackburn.

If it's not POSIX... it's CRAP!

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