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1.24. coreutils

1.24.1. RHBA-2009:1511: bug fix update

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This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2009:1511
An updated coreutils package that fixes a regression in the df command is now available.
The coreutils package contains core GNU utilities. It is a combination of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.
This update fixes the following bug:
* the coreutils update included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 introduced a regression in the df command. Running "df -l" with a specific device specified (for example, "df -l /dev/hda1") resulted in a "Permission denied" message for regular users. This update corrects the regression: specifying a device now works for regular users as it did previously. Note: running "df -l" to list all devices was not affected by this bug: it worked as expected previously and continues to do so subsequent to this update. (BZ#528641)
All coreutils users should upgrade to this updated package, which addresses this regression.

1.24.2. RHBA-2010:0120: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2010:0120
An updated coreutils package that fixes a bug in the readlink command is now available.
The coreutils package contains core GNU utilities. It is a combination of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.
This update fixes the following bug:
* when a directory contained a symbolic link to itself, the readlink command, which displays the value of a symbolic link on standard output, incorrectly gave the following error message when attempting to read the value of the symbolic link (or the value of the symbolic links when recursing through the directory and its symlink): "Too many levels of symbolic links". With this update, readlink is once again able to correctly resolve and output the value of the recursive symbolic links to containing directories, or "directory loops", thus resolving the issue. (BZ#567545)
All coreutils users should upgrade to this updated package, which addresses this regression.

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