7.299. coreutils

Updated coreutils packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The coreutils package contains the core GNU utilities. It is a combination of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

Bug Fix

BZ#924711
The "tail -f" command uses inotify for tracking changes in files. For remote file systems [-/,] inotify is not available. In the case of unknown file systems, for example panasas, "tail -f" failed instead of falling back to polling. Now, the list of known file systems is updated and "tail -f" is modified to fall back into polling for unknown file systems. As result, "tail -f" now works correctly, even on unknown file systems, with only a warning about the unknown file system and a fall back to polling.
Users of coreutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
Updated coreutils packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The coreutils package contains the core GNU utilities. It is a combination of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

Bug Fix

BZ#963327
When parsing the file content and the end of a field was specified using the obsolete key formats (+POS -POS), the sort utility determined the end of the field incorrectly, and therefore produced incorrect output. This update fixes the parsing logic to match the usage of the "-k" option when using these obsolete key formats. The sort utility now returns expected results in this situation.
Users of coreutils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.