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# GNU coreutils 5.94
# ==================
# coreutils first appeared in Slackware 9.1, prior to that there were
# individual "fileutils", "sh-utils", and "textutils" packages.  Slackware
# 9.1's "coreutils" package includes version 5.0, Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and
# 10.2's include version 5.2.1

# Considering that this process can be dangerous if anything goes wrong
# (you're replacing cp, echo, ls, rm, and many other _critical_ utilities),
# if you don't feel comfortable doing this, you may just want to grab the
# latest coreutils package from here:
# ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/
# and then run 'upgradepkg ./coreutils-x.x.x-i486-x.tgz' to update it instead.
# This of course will only work if you run Slackware and already have an older
# Slackware coreutils package installed.

# If you have trouble getting it from ftp.gnu.org, try ibiblio

# Prerequisites:
# autoconf and automake (if you apply the patch below)
# gawk
# grep
# perl
# libiconv
# gettext

cd
test -f installed/coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2 &&
mv installed/coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2 .
test ! -f coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2 &&
wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2

# Verify the tarball w/ md5sum:
echo "11985c8345371546da8ff13f7efae359  coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2" | md5sum -c

# Verify the tarball w/ sha1sum:
echo "c39add02995304e1cf3dfc8543702f22155fba50  coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2" | sha1sum -c

# Verify tarball w/ gpg:
( gpg --list-keys D333CBA1 > /dev/null 2>&1 || gpg --recv-keys D333CBA1 ) &&
wget -nc http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2.sig &&
  gpg --verify coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2.sig && rm coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2.sig

mkdir -p -m 0700 src
cd src
find -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "coreutils-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
find -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "fileutils-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
find -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "sh-utils-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
find -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "textutils-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
tar xjvf ~/coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2
cd coreutils-5.94
test $UID = 0 && chown -R root:root .
chmod -R u+w .

# Patch it to skip building or installing hostname (which is in the tcpip and
# util-linux packages), kill (util-linux and procps), su (shadow), and uptime
# (procps).  If you don't mind overwriting them with the version included with
# coreutils, don't apply the patch, just make sure you don't have one in /bin
# and a different one in /usr/bin after everything is installed.  If you
# don't have cvs installed, run 'autoconf -f ; automake -f -i' instead of
# autoreconf.
wget -nc http://englanders.cc/pub/linux/patches/coreutils-5.92.patch &&
patch -p1 < coreutils-5.92.patch
autoreconf -f -i

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --disable-nls
make
make -k check >& log
grep FAIL log

# Become root to clean up old files and to install it
su

# Because we can't actually use removepkg to remove the old one (because
# removepkg itself uses the utils in this package), remove files from old
# versions of coreutils, fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils manually:
rm -f /etc/DIR_COLORS
find /usr/doc -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "coreutils-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
find /usr/doc -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "fileutils-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
find /usr/doc -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "sh-utils-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
find /usr/doc -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "textutils-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
( cd /usr/info ; rm -f coreutils.info.gz fileutils.info.gz sh-utils.info.gz   textutils.info.gz )
( cd /usr/man/man1 ; rm -f basename.1.gz cat.1.gz chgrp.1.gz chmod.1.gz   chown.1.gz chroot.1.gz cksum.1.gz comm.1.gz cp.1.gz csplit.1.gz cut.1.gz   date.1.gz dd.1.gz df.1.gz dir.1.gz dircolors.1.gz dirname.1.gz du.1.gz   echo.1.gz env.1.gz expand.1.gz expr.1.gz factor.1.gz false.1.gz fmt.1.gz   fold.1.gz ginstall.1.gz groups.1.gz head.1.gz hostid.1.gz id.1.gz   install.1.gz join.1.gz link.1.gz ln.1.gz logname.1.gz ls.1.gz md5sum.1.gz   mkdir.1.gz mkfifo.1.gz mknod.1.gz mv.1.gz nice.1.gz nl.1.gz nohup.1.gz   od.1.gz paste.1.gz pathchk.1.gz pinky.1.gz pr.1.gz printenv.1.gz   printf.1.gz ptx.1.gz pwd.1.gz readlink.1.gz rm.1.gz rmdir.1.gz seq.1.gz   sha1sum.1.gz shred.1.gz sleep.1.gz sort.1.gz split.1.gz stat.1.gz   stty.1.gz sum.1.gz sync.1.gz tac.1.gz tail.1.gz tee.1.gz test.1.gz   touch.1.gz tr.1.gz true.1.gz tsort.1.gz tty.1.gz uname.1.gz unexpand.1.gz   uniq.1.gz unlink.1.gz users.1.gz vdir.1.gz wc.1.gz who.1.gz whoami.1.gz   yes.1.gz )
find /usr/share/locale -type f -name coreutils.mo -exec rm {} \;
find /usr/share/locale -type f -name fileutils.mo -exec rm {} \;
find /usr/share/locale -type f -name sh-utils.mo -exec rm {} \;
find /usr/share/locale -type f -name textutils.mo -exec rm {} \;

# Move the old package files, if there are any, to make them appear as if
# they were removed by removepkg:
for dir in packages scripts; do
  find /var/adm/${dir} -type f -name "coreutils-*"    -exec mv -f {} /var/adm/removed_${dir}/ \;
  find /var/adm/${dir} -type f -name "fileutils-*"    -exec mv -f {} /var/adm/removed_${dir}/ \;
  find /var/adm/${dir} -type f -name "fileutls-*"    -exec mv -f {} /var/adm/removed_${dir}/ \;
  find /var/adm/${dir} -type f -name "sh?utils*"    -exec mv -f {} /var/adm/removed_${dir}/ \;
  find /var/adm/${dir} -type f -name "textutils-*"    -exec mv -f {} /var/adm/removed_${dir}/ \;
done

make install
chmod -R u+w .

# Move some of the installed binaries to match where Slackware puts them
# and create a symlink back to the original location:
for file in cat chgrp chmod chown cp cut date dd df dircolors du echo false head ln ls mkdir mkfifo mknod mv pwd rm rmdir shred sleep stty sync touch true uname ; do src/mv -f /usr/bin/$file /bin/ ; src/ln -sf /bin/$file /usr/bin/$file ; done
test ! -L /usr/sbin/chroot &&
( rm /usr/sbin/chroot ; ln -sf /usr/bin/chroot /usr/sbin/chroot )
test ! -L /usr/bin/ginstall &&
( rm /usr/bin/ginstall ; ln -sf /usr/bin/install /usr/bin/ginstall )
test ! -L /usr/man/man1/ginstall.1 &&
( rm -f /usr/man/man1/ginstall.1
   ln -sf /usr/man/man1/install.1 /usr/man/man1/ginstall.1 )

# Create a /etc/profile.d/coreutils.sh that'll set ls with some common
# options.  Slackware's patched ls/dircolors takes care of this, the "real"
# versions don't.  If you have a really old version of Slackware that doesn't
# have /etc/profile.d/, add the alias line to /etc/profile (or ~/.bash_login
# or ~/.profile) instead.
rm -f /etc/profile.d/fileutils.sh
echo '#!/bin/sh' > /etc/profile.d/coreutils.sh
echo "alias ls='ls --color=auto -F -b -T 0'" >> /etc/profile.d/coreutils.sh
chmod +x /etc/profile.d/coreutils.sh

# Become yourself again
exit

cd
mkdir -p -m 0700 installed
rm -f installed/coreutils-* installed/fileutils-* installed/sh-utils-* installed/textutils-*
mv coreutils-5.94.tar.bz2 installed/

# Keep an eye out for scripts that use the many utils in this package.  If
# you find a script that is hard coded to use the path of a coreutils utility
# that isn't used any more, either update the script(s) to point to the new
# path, replace that part of the script with a call to which (`which ls` will
# cause the script to find where ls is and output it), or create a symlink
# from the binary to where the script thinks it is.

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