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Recommended update for coreutils


(Last modified: 15NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for coreutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (640d0905d81395218390f0e4717d02ff)

Applies to

Package: coreutils
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11631
Release: 20071115
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

  • Fix inode format.
  • Don't ignore block sizes bigger than 4MB.
  • cp: Replace the old --attributes=regex option with --preserve=xattrs. Only copy extended attributes if this option is given. Use libattr's new copy_attr_action() function to check which attributes to copy in /etc/xattr.conf


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh coreutils.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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