Re: Can we squeeze coreutils-9.4 into Fedora 39?

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On Wed, 2023-08-30 at 12:11 -0400, David Cantrell wrote:
> On 8/29/23 23:13, Ian Laurie wrote:
> > coreutils-9.3 brought changes to the behavior of the -v option which
> > broke some of my automation scripts.
> > 
> > Because of this I have been blocking updates to coreutils in Rawhide and
> > Fedora 39. and I'm running coreutils-9.2-4.fc39.x86_64.
> > 
> > This change in the -v option has been reverted in 9.4 (released
> > 2023-08-29).  From [1]:
> > 
> > ** Changes in behavior
> > 
> >    'cp -v' and 'mv -v' will no longer output a message for each file 
> > skipped
> >    due to -i, or -u.  Instead they only output this information with
> > --debug.
> >    I.e., 'cp -u -v' etc. will have the same verbosity as before
> > coreutils-9.3.
> > 
> > If it's too late to get 9.4 into 39, is it possible to locally include
> > this specific reverting patch?
> > 
> > [1]
> I personally agree that this is enough of a change to warrant 
> consideration for Fedora 39, but I want Fedora QA to weigh in.  At this 
> point we have beta and final blockers and you can use this form to 
> propose one:
> If you want some help filing this proposal or the process, I am happy to 
> answer questions here or in chat.  I am dcantrell on IRC and in Matrix chat.

well, the question is not so much how useful is *this* change, but what
*other* changes does coreutils 9.4 introduce. During Beta freeze, it
would be much safer to just backport this specific change.

This is clearly not a Beta blocker, but you can propose it as a Beta
Adam Williamson (he/him/his)
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