Updated coreutils packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The coreutils packages contain the core GNU utilities. These packages combine the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.
Prior to this update, SELinux appeared to be disabled when building coreutils in Mock. As a result, coreutils did not build. With this update, SELinux determines more precisely whether it is disabled or not. Now, the packages are built successfully.
Previously, incorrect signal handling could cause various problems for tcsh users logging into the root shell using the su utility. Signal masking in the subshell called by the su utility has been modified to respect the SIGTSTP signal as well as the SIGSTOP signal.
When using the "-Z/--context" option in the cp utility, the SELinux context of a file was not changed if the file destination already existed. The utility has been modified and the context is changed as expected. However, this option is not portable to other systems.
Prior to this update, the acl_extended_file() function could cause unnecessary mounts of autofs when using the ls command on a directory with autofs mounted. This update adds the new acl function, acl_extended_file_nofollow(), to prevent unnecessary autofs mounts.
The description of the "--sleep-interval" option in the tail(1) manual page has been improved to be clearer about the behavior and to match the upstream version of coreutils.
All users of coreutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.