Bug 11336 - Sort
Sort
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
4.2
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2000-05-09 15:45 EDT by tomw1$
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description tomw1$ 2000-05-09 15:45:53 EDT
The sort command that works on UNIX will not on Linux 6.2.
If I create indentical files in UNIX and Linux and run the sort command
this is what happens:
         UNIX                                  Linux
  vi filename                               vi filename
  abc1                                      abc1
  a bc2                                     a bc2
  abc3                                      abc3

 close files
 sort filename                              sort filename
  a bc2                                     abc1
  abc1                                      a bc2
  abc3                                      abc3

Sort in UNIX moves the line of text that contains a space (a bc2) to
the top while in Linux it does not change position.  We have a program
that will not work in Linux because of this difference in operation.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-05-11 12:39:59 EDT
This is almost certainly a glibc locale problem, so I'm changing the component
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Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 10:53:59 EDT
assign to jakub
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2000-07-05 14:55:49 EDT
fixed by textutils errata
Comment 4 David Lawrence 2000-07-05 15:30:24 EDT
The updated textutils package depending on your platform are located:

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/textutils-2.0e-6.i386.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/textutils-2.0e-6.alpha.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/textutils-2.0e-6.sparc.rpm

sources:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/textutils-2.0e-6.src.rpm

Install the new update by running:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

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